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We are collaborating across our campus, health system and university to foster a welcoming community that supports and values people of all cultural backgrounds and life experiences and makes our medical school a more diverse and representative place to work.
Diversity is more than a structure that runs parallel to our priorities and mission — we strive to harness its power to drive excellence in our institution. History supports our belief that this work is not only valuable for underrepresented and marginalized communities. It opens up opportunities and possibilities for us all.
Initiatives in the Works
Publish a meaningful DEI statment at a school levelOur statement
Remove the legacy checkbox on M.D. applications
Designate a nondenominational prayer space for students and trainees on the MCV Campus
Establish medical education work group to address the naming of academic societies and conduct a curriculum review regarding racism, bias, diversity, equity and inclusion
Address issues of racism and discrimination at VCU and in Richmond through new student orientation sessions called Crucial Conversations
Launch an annual DEI lecture series
Where We Are Headed