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DEI Organizations for Students, Trainees, & Postdocs

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

Diversity, Inclusion, Community Engagement, and Equity (DICE)

The Office of Diversity, Inclusion, Community Engagement, and Equity (DICE) provides support and services to medical students at Yale, fosters an inclusive environment for medical students, and hosts programs for outside students to learn more about YSM’s research and health professions.

Visit the DICE website to learn more.

Medical Student Council (MSC) Groups

Through the Office of Education, there are a number of student groups that seek to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion. They include:

  • American Medical Women's Association (AMWA)
  • Asian Pacific American Medical Students Association (APAMSA)
  • Association of Women Surgeons
  • HAVEN Free Clinic
  • Neighborhood Health Project
  • OutPatient
  • Physicians for Human Rights
  • Student National Medical Association/Latino Medical Student Association (SNMA/LMSA)
  • US Health Justice Collaborative
  • Women in Medicine (WIM)

Visit the MSC website to learn more and find contact information for these groups.


oSTEM.grad at Yale, is our graduate chapter of Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (oSTEM).

oSTEM is a national society dedicated to educating and fostering leadership for LGBTQ+ communities in the STEM fields.

Visit the oSTEM.grad@Yale website to learn more or email us at

Resident Fellow Senate

The Resident Fellow Senate operates through several councils, one of which includes the Diversity Council. The Diversity Council is invested in creating a welcoming and inclusive environment that promotes retention and expansion of underrepresented housestaff and is dedicated to cultivating an atmosphere that helps all residents reach their fullest potential.

Visit the Resident Fellow Senate Diversity Council website to learn more.

Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

The Yale SACNAS Chapter promotes the mission of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) and is an inclusive student-led group dedicated to fostering the success of minoritized students in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM and providing a space to celebrating all cultural identities in science.

The chapter organizes activities that build inclusive community at Yale, engages local underserved communities with science through outreach, supports efforts to increase the diversity of Yale's STEM student and faculty bodies, and provides professional development resources and activities for the STEM community at Yale.

Visit the Yale SACNAS Facebook page for more information or email us at

Women in Science at Yale (WISAY)

Women in Science at Yale is a group of undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs, creating a campus-wide network of scientists across many scientific disciplines and provides the opportunity for Yale scientists to meet with leading women scientists from Yale and around the country.

WISAY is dedicated to promoting the interests of female, transgender, and non-binary scientists and advocating for gender equality in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Our community is welcoming not only to women and gender minorities at Yale, but to everyone who is interested in promoting gender equality in science and research.

To learn more, visit the WISAY website.

Yale BBS Diversity and Inclusion Collective (YBDIC)

The Yale BBS Diversity and Inclusion Collective (YBDIC) is committed to fostering the intellectual and personal growth of underrepresented minority (URM) students in BBS.

Our central mission focuses on a three-pronged approach: student engagement, student empowerment, and advancement.

Visit the YBDIC website to learn more or email:

Yale Black Postdoctoral Association (YBPA)

The Yale School of Medicine Black Postdoctoral Association's overall mission revolves around recognizing the diversity of postdocs, and specifically working to promote Black postdocs where disparity levels are at its greatest: faculty and leadership. Therefore, we strive to create a supported and thriving community to promote retention of postdocs in the academic pipeline.

While our mission is centered around addressing the needs of Black postdocs, this organization is not designed to be exclusive. We encourage people from all races and ethnic backgrounds to join in support of their fellow Black colleagues.

Visit the YBPA website here for more information or email us at

Yale Ciencia Initiative (YCI)

The Yale Ciencia Initiative is an effort within the Yale School of Medicine’s Office of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to expand access to scientific knowledge, experiences, and careers among communities or populations traditionally underrepresented in, or underserved by, the scientific enterprise.

YCI leverages a collaboration with Ciencia Puerto Rico, a large and dynamic community of more than 14,000 Latino, students, educators, and professionals interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Visit the Yale Ciencia Initiative website to learn more or email Giovanna Guerrero-Medina, PhD, Director.