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.

ODEI Programs

GEMS Program

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.

GEMS Program

Pre-Med Pipeline

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.

Pre-Med Pipeline

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!

Bias Mitigation & Diversity Training

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.

Commitment to Racial Justice

Student Resources

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.

Student Resources

Faculty Resources

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.

Faculty Resources

“Equity – a simple 6 letter word that can change our world…Equity will allow a safe environment in which all individuals are seen, heard, and supported in accessing each and every opportunity available. With equity in mind, in all that we do, we work towards breaking down and ultimately liberating our world of systemic barriers that are keeping our people from unlocking their full, gleaming potential.”

Evelyn Juarez Parra, ARCHES Program , ’20

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.

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Community Partners

Pip DEI Collective provides anti-performative, anti-oppressive DEI training, consulting, and project work. We aim to transform DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) training to be both engaging, fun, and actionable, leading to sustained culture change. We pride ourselves on having measurable inclusion outcomes, equipping folks with tools to better communicate, and promoting antiracist tenets and intersectional topics (ability, gender, etc) through empathetic and honest workshops. We provide DEI implementation frameworks and roadmaps, customized to your organization, to show you clearly how to translate your intention into felt impact. We also specialize in campus dialogue programs with our CORE branch. All our strategies are optimized remotely – check us out at pip-collective.com and book your free consultation!

Student Testimonials

“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


Contact Us

Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 3900 Reservoir Road,
NW Med-Dent, A-116
Washington, DC 20007

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