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DEI Organizations for Faculty & Staff

Dean’s Advisory Council on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex Affairs (DAC)

The Dean’s Advisory Council collaborates with other groups to cultivate visible supports and a vibrant, connected community of LGBTQI+ individuals and their allies at YSM.

The Advisory Council helps guide the expansion of LGBTQI+ health research, and coordinates efforts to foster an inclusive, patient-centered environment in which tailored care is available for LGBTQI+ patients.

Furthermore, the Advisory Council oversees initiatives that prepare our trainees to serve all of their patients with excellence, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Visit the DAC website to learn more or email us at

Minority Organization for Retention and Expansion (MORE)

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The Minority Organization for Retention and Expansion (MORE) recognizes that diversity is a critical component of a vibrant learning environment.

Fostering an environment at Yale School of Medicine that is welcoming to all is vital to successfully recruit outstanding minority faculty members.

Likewise, ensuring that minority faculty, once recruited, have the resources and mentoring needed to be successful is critical for improving retention.

Thus, MORE seeks to support both the recruitment and retention of minority faculty through a variety of events and venues.

Visit the MORE website to learn more or email us at

Office for Women in Medicine (OWM)

The Office for Women in Medicine's mission is to promote the academic growth of women in medicine and the medical sciences by:

  • Providing women students, trainees, fellows and faculty access to advisors and mentors;
  • Bringing distinguished women in the medical sciences to Yale School of Medicine as role models and mentors;
  • Facilitating access for students to professional women in both a structured or an informal setting;
  • Sponsoring workshops and seminars on professional development and career opportunities for women in medicine and the sciences; and
  • Serving as a focus for the discussion and resolution of issues of interest to the Yale Medical School community.

Visit the OWM website to learn more or email either Merle Waxman, Associate Dean and Director or Michele Carpenter, Program Manager.

Yale Women’s Housestaff Organization (YWHO)

In addition, the OWM supports the Yale Women’s Housestaff Organization (YWHO) which serves residents and fellows across specialties to improve the well-being and advancement of self-identified women at Yale.

Committee on the Status of Women in Medicine (SWIM)

The Committee on the Status of Women in Medicine (SWIM) was founded in 1979 to address issues related to gender equality at the Yale School of Medicine.

SWIM works to raise awareness of issues relevant to women who are faculty at the School of Medicine, and to advocate for women faculty with respect to these issues.

SWIM meets regularly with the Dean to address issues and work together on ongoing initiatives critical to ensuring gender equity at the School of Medicine.

Visit the SWIM website to learn more or email us at