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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI)

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Fostering diversity and inclusion at the Yale School of Medicine is a priority.

A number of resources are available that support the goals of ensuring an inclusive environment, facilitating recruitments, supporting faculty, and improving retention.

Yale School of Medicine DEI Groups


There are several resources to advance topics related to women at Yale School of Medicine and to promote mentorship, opportunities, and gender equity.

Office for Women in Medicine (OWM)

Office for Women in Medicine (OWM) serves as a focal point for a variety of topics within the school and the University. The OWM provides women students, house staff, and faculty access to advisers and mentors. Throughout the year, the office sponsors workshops and seminars on professional development and career opportunities for women in medicine and the sciences. These programs are designed to provide an area for interchange, increase the visibility of women in medicine, introduce women at Yale School of Medicine to a spectrum of role models, provide access to notable speakers, and serve as a forum for relevant issues.

Committee on the Status of Women in Medicine (SWIM)

Committee on the Status of Women in Medicine (SWIM) addresses gender equality at Yale School of Medicine in order to build an environment for women to pursue their best work in health care, health education, and biomedical science. SWIM advocates for an inclusive community where all voices and contributions are valued and respected. Learn more about SWIM’s ongoing initiatives.


Minority Organization for Retention & Expansion (MORE) recognizes the importance of diversity and is involved with mentorship, coaching, collaborations, and community building. From being available to meet with candidates during recruitment to hosting an annual professional development retreat to supporting colleagues, faculty are encouraged to engage with the group.

LGBTQI+ Community

YSM Dean’s Advisory Council (DAC) on LGBTQI+ Affairs aims to champion intersectional advocacy, social justice, community building, and health equity at Yale. To this end, DAC advises on and supports activities that focus on education/curriculum, clinical care, research, and policy/advocacy affecting people who are LGBTQI+ and collaborates on initiatives and activities with allied organizations at Yale. DAC is also the lead sponsor and organizer of a national conference called Q-Forward: Building LGBTQI+ Leaders in Heath Care.

University DEI Resources

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion collaborates with departments and individuals across Yale to promote a respectful, accessible, and inclusive community.

Faculty Development & Diversity in the University's Office of the Provost is a central office to promote diversity and equal opportunity at Yale University. Faculty demographics are available. President Salovey's Belonging at Yale initiative is focused on creating a more welcoming campus.

Office of Institutional Equity and Access (OIEA) oversees the University’s affirmative action programs and monitors compliance with policies and laws which ensure equal opportunity for students, employees and applicants for employment or admission. It is a resource to:

Several other university resources include:

  • Affinity groups support recruitment, retention, education, advocacy, and community building for various groups.
  • Office of LGBTQ Resources provides services and support across the University by providing training and support for the programming, organizations and initiatives of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the local community.
  • Sexual Harassment and Assault Response & Education (SHARE) provides one-stop access to Yale’s many sexual misconduct response resources.
  • Women Faculty Forum fosters gender equity through the University, promotes scholarship by and related to women, and creates mentoring and networking opportunities.