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We have long invested in a variety of programs to support diversity. The creation of the School of Medicine Office of Inclusive Excellence was a result of the 2012 UNC School of Medicine Strategic Plan.

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Framework is the foundation of the School of Medicine’s strategy to grow and sustain a more diverse and inclusive working and learning environment that improves the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians and others whom we serve.

Diversity Strategic Priorities

  • Build a more diverse community reflective of those we serve
  • Cultivate an environment that promotes a more inclusive culture
  • Strengthen institutional infrastructure and systems to support diversity, equity and inclusion efforts

Year 1 – Key Accomplishments*

  • Introduced a new DEI Framework to strengthen institutional infrastructure to support DEI efforts
  • Completed the AAMC Diversity Engagement Survey
  • Designated a Diversity Liaison in all Clinical and Basic Science Departments
  • Launched the DEI Certificate Program to make DEI trainings available to all faculty and staff in the SOM
  • Convened the Task Force to Integrate Social Justice into the Curriculum

*Year 1 through September 2020

Tracking Implementation Progress – Year 2 Q4

Priority Status
5A. Build a more diverse community reflective of those we serve On Track
5B. Cultivate an environment that promotes a more inclusive culture On Track
5C. Strengthen institutional infrastructure and systems to support DEI efforts On Track

Resources

Equity: Office of Inclusive Excellence Newsletter

Imperative Administration

Each generation has a chance to create social change and make this world better for marginalized and oppressed groups. The DEI priorities expressed in Forward Together help move us closer to our goal of one day eliminating the oppression and marginalization of diverse people and groups in our state and society. To do so, would allow everyone to lead a healthy and high-quality life.