UW Medicine is committed to fostering and sustaining a working, learning, and healing environment that is diverse, equitable and welcoming of all people.  Fostering and sustaining this institutional culture is essential to fulfilling the core mission of UW Medicine to improve the health and wellbeing of the peoples and communities in our region and nation.  To this end, the UW Medicine Office of Faculty Development, in collaboration with our institutional partners, aims to provide tools and resources necessary to enhance excellence through diversity and to build and retain a more inclusive faculty.

The School of Medicine acknowledges and honors that the University stands on the land of the Coast Salish peoples, land which touches the shared waters of all tribes and bands within the Duwamish, Suquamish, Tulalip and Muckleshoot nations.

Teaching & Resources Tools

Center for Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (CEDI)

The mission of the Center for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (CEDI) is to build individual and institutional capacity to achieve excellence, foster innovation, and further health equity in our state and region by advancing diversity and inclusiveness throughout the School of Medicine’s teaching, patient care and research programs.

Healthcare Equity

Find information on UW Medicine’s committment to healthcare equity. Resources include the Healthcare Equity Toolkit to support and guide UW Medicine leaders and staff in our effort to embrace diversity, foster inclusion and advance equity for our patients and workforce, and Healthcare Equity Blueprint to help reduce disparities in healthcare delivery.

Transgender and Gender Non-Binary (TGNB) Care

Our goal is to address the healthcare disparities for this community by creating a patient-centered and gender-affirming environment across the UW Medicine (UWM) network.  The TGNB Health Program creates an integrated approach to ensure and coordinate access to primary care, behavioral health, and specialty care.

The Praxis and CLIMEcasts

The Praxis Podcast connects theory and practice for health justice, aiming to directly address and explore the effects of racism and other forms of marginalization so that we can collectively achieve health justice.

The Center for Leadership and Innovation in Medical Education (CLIME) has a series of podcasts to advance health equity and justice in medical education.

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Department Diversity

Many departments in the UW School of Medicine are working to increase conversation and action around diversity and equity. Learn more about efforts in the Departments of Medicine, Surgery, and Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Office for Faculty Advancement

The Office for Faculty Advancement promotes the hiring, retention, and success of a diverse and inclusive faculty at the University of Washington.

CMFA (Committee on Minority Faculty Advancement)

CMFA addresses the professional developmental need of faculty from underrepresented groups in medicine and biomedical sciences (URMGMBS) by facilitating the dissemination of knowledge, skills and resources necessary to achieve successful careers in academic medicine.

ARAC (Anti-Racism Action Committee)

The UW School of Medicine Anti-Racism Action Committee (ARAC) was created in response to a student led call-to-action held in May 2016. The ARAC committee, composed of students, faculty and staff, was formed with a charge from Dr. Paul Ramsey in August of 2016 to address four areas raised by the students. Learn more about the charge here.

OMAD (Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity)

The University of Washington Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity works to increase diversity on campus and enrich the collegiate experience of all UW students, faculty, and staff.


BRIM (Bias Reduction in Internal Medicine)

The BRIM initiative can help improve your departmental climate by addressing implicit bias among faculty members. Learn more here.

NURF (Network of Underrepresented Residents and Fellows)

NURF’s aim is to promote cultural diversity in medicine through community involvement, mentorship, professional networking and recruitment of underrepresented minorities in medicine (URiM).


Seed Grants for Research in Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

The Vice President for Minority Affairs & Diversity and University Diversity Officer is pleased to offer Diversity and Inclusion Seed Grants. These small grants support projects for institutional transformation across the University of Washington’s tri-campus community that align with the goals of the 2017-2021 UW Diversity Blueprint.

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Pamela Collins

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Dr. Heath Miller

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Upcoming Events

The Department of Medicine offers a list of additional diversity, equity, and inclusion events and lectures. For more information, click here.