What We're Doing

It is our goal to build a culture that recognizes the contributions of all individuals. Faculty Academic Advancement, Leadership and Inclusion is collecting faculty peer or self-nominations for each month.

Read stories from National Native American Heritage Month

The School of Medicine has developed an anti-racism resource guide to help address the need for our collective education, engagement, and growth. While diversity, equity, and inclusion have been championed in several areas, there is more work to be done.

In our commitment against racism, hate, and injustice we have created a series of webinars to support intercultural fluencies and frank conversations through humble inquiry. The series explores the significance of Juneteenth, the African-American experience, bias in clinical decision making, COVID-19 in the African-American community and much more.

Unconscious Bias Education Program

The School of Medicine has over 20 certified unconscious bias facilitators who engage with session participants to explain the impact unconscious/implicit bias has on workplace decision-making, the concept of microaggressions, and how to mitigate bias in research, education, and practice.

Request a session facilitator

Emory School of Medicine honors, acknowledges, recognizes, and celebrates African American physicians for their leadership, scholarship, and service.

Departmental Programming

Many departments in the School of Medicine have dedicated diversity, equity and inclusion programs to support learners, faculty and staff. Explore your department’s resources.

Events, Programs, and Affinity Groups

Hamilton E. Holmes Memorial Lecture Faculty, Staff & Learners

Annual lecture series named for the first African-American to enter and graduate from Emory University School of Medicine

Bold Leaders Series Faculty, Staff & Learners

Our journey to eminence requires bold leadership. Join us for a new speaker series that seeks to engage the School of Medicine community with forward-visioning leaders in a school-wide conversation and idea exchange on topics of leadership, wellness, and diversity, equity and inclusion.

Annual recognition and celebration of people and organizations in greater Atlanta whose work exemplifies the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Lecture series presented throughout the year by senior faculty within the School of Medicine, covers practical topics including diversity and inclusion, aimed at assisting faculty in their career development.

Group supporting women faculty and trainees through education, advocacy, mentoring, and networking

Emory Medical Alliance (EMA) Faculty & Current Students

Group that provides education and exposure to topics of LGBT health, mentorship with LGBT physicians, and service opportunities to support the local LGBT community

Chapter committed to supporting medical school students of color, addressing the needs of underserved communities, and increasing the number of culturally competent and socially conscious physicians

Provides mentoring, networking, and stipend support for URiM, fourth-year students from U.S. Medical Schools pursuing careers in Internal Medicine and its subspecialties.

AHP is a student-led group that aims to establish and sustain an environment of inclusion and acceptance for all graduate and undergraduate health professional students, especially underrepresented students in medicine, by building support and unity.

HealthPREP at Emory Prospective Students

Eight-week residential program for underrepresented undergraduate and graduate students interested in applying to medical school.

Emory Revisited Prospective Students

Weekend event during which underrepresented minority students accepted to the School of Medicine return to campus to meet with faculty and students and learn more about us.

EmPREP is a series of learning resources, tips, and tools that provide insights to undergraduate students (and the faculty/staff members who support and advise these students), on the many stages of the medical school admissions process.

EMPACT Mentoring Program Prospective Students

The purpose of the EMPACT is to provide students who self-identify as an underrepresented in medicine (URM) and/or those who may come from disadvantaged backgrounds, with experiences that foster timely and successful matriculation through medical school.

Summer Science Academy Prospective Students

Program designed to heighten ninth and tenth grade students' interest in science, introduce careers in healthcare, and reinforce fundamental principles of science

Three-year federally funded mentorship program to prepare high school students from disadvantaged backgrounds for entry into health professions