Welcome to the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at GUSOM
Greetings from the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion! The Office is commemorating its 5 years anniversary by embedding equity in the name. This action is to highlight the continual work of addressing individual, institutional and systemic equity, which are critical to cultivating diversity and inclusion. Equity is the center of Georgetown’s work in medicine, education, research, patient care, and access to the health professions. Please share with our office what equity means to you.
The GEMS Program is a one year, non-degree, post-baccalaureate program designed to equip under-represented and disadvantaged students for success in medical education.
Pipeline programs designed for high school, community college and university students. Our aim is to strengthen research and clinical skills to prepare students underrepresented in medicine for medical school.
Bias Mitigation & Diversity Training
Bias Mitigation & Diversity Trainings for faculty, students and staff. Campaigns include Microaggression in Medicine, Stop, Talk and Roll, Cura Conversations and many more!
Commitment to Racial Justice
The Racial Justice Committee for Change, co-led by students, faculty and staff from around the Medical Center, formed to address the points laid out in the student letter. Work toward this end is ongoing.
Student organizations play a pivotal role in our active and vibrant campus community. Below are a few ongoing programs available for GUSOM students who are passionate about diversity and inclusion.
At Georgetown School of Medicine, we know that our faculty and staff are pivotal for the success of the college and our students. The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strives to provide informational resources, workshops, and training opportunities to faculty and staff across the School of Medicine.
The Racial Justice Committee for Change, co-led by students, faculty and staff from around the Medical Center, formed to address the points laid out in the student letter. Work toward this end is ongoing, please visit their website to learn more.
Calendar of Events:
“Equity is when everyone gets a seat at the table and is given the same resources to thrive, regardless of race, ethnicity, or gender. Equity is when we acknowledge systemic barriers that have been an institution to keep certain people at the bottom. Not only do we recognize these barriers but we find ways to uproot it by providing people adequate resources that they need to thrive and overcome these barriers.”
Abigail Boateng, ARCHES Program, ’20
“To me, equity means giving everyone the platform they need to succeed in a world that has not given them that platform before. Providing opportunities for people to reach the same level of success that people who have not faced barriers or challenges have. Equity is important to provide an equal, stable platform that ensures everyone has a chance at being successful. Pipeline programs like ARCHES does just that.”
Kahiau Cockett-Nagamine, ARCHES Program, ’20