Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Under the leadership of President Mark Schlissel, in fall 2015, the University of Michigan embarked upon a renewed commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. 

“Our mission at Michigan Medicine is to foster an environment of respect that honors the uniqueness of all who work, learn and heal here.” –              David Brown, MD, Associate Vice President and Associate Dean for Health Equity and Inclusion


We commit to increasing diversity, which is expressed in myriad forms, including race and ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, language, culture, national origin, religious commitments, age, (dis)ability status and political perspective.


We commit to working actively to challenge and respond to bias, harassment, and discrimination. We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status.


We commit to pursuing deliberate efforts to ensure that our campus is a place where differences are welcomed, different perspectives are respectfully heard and where every individual feels a sense of belonging and inclusion. We know that by building a critical mass of diverse groups on campus and creating a vibrant climate of inclusiveness, we can more effectively leverage the resources of diversity to advance our collective capabilities.

Program Groups / Curriculum

House Officer Diversity Network

House Officer Diversity Network consists of Michigan Medicine residents and fellows interested in promoting diversity, equity and inclusion. Some of our engaging activities include:

  • Quarterly Journal Clubs
  • Mentorship
  • Health Equity Research Working Group
  • Community building

Other Initiatives

  • Equal Medicine - Career Development Program for Women
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
  • Anti-Racist Book Club
  • Global Health and Health Disparities Group
  • Compassion Rounds - Bias in Medicine

Department of Internal Medicine DEI Intiatives

Institutional Collaborators