Diversity & Inclusion

The University of Minnesota Medical School is dedicated to providing a high-quality education for students of all backgrounds. Through a variety of services and programs, we aim to give everyone equal access to learning and cultural experiences on and off campus. Read our diversity statement.

Statement on the Death of George Floyd

The University of Minnesota Medical School community mourns the death of George Floyd. We are outraged by the brutal manner of his death and the role racism played in the callous disregard for his life.

Read Our Full Statement

Rapid Response Grant to Reduce Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Healthcare

This grant mechanism will fund small scalable projects directly impacting the health of our community by reducing the effects of structural and systemic racism, reducing health disparities, improving access to health care, or addressing gaps in healthcare in non-majority community members.

Juneteenth—Celebrating the End of Slavery

While this an important historical marker of the ending of slavery in the U.S., the fight to end racial injustice and bias has continued in the 155 years since this event. In many ways, Juneteenth represents how freedom and justice in the U.S. has always been delayed for African Americans. Read more.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Activities List

Medical Student Recruitment & Retention

MD/PhD Recruitment & Retention

Faculty, Administrative Leadership, & Staff Recruitment & Retention

Faculty Development

Centers & Institutes

DISABILITY RESOURCES

Medical School students can access disability centers and services at both the Twin Cities and Duluth campuses.

MINORITY AFFAIRS & DIVERSITY

This office works to create a supportive environment for minority and underrepresented medical students.

DIVERSITY STATEMENT

The Medical School upholds an environment of inclusiveness, equal opportunity, and respect for the similarities and differences in our community.

WOMEN'S MENTORING PROGRAM, DULUTH CAMPUS

The Duluth Women’s Mentoring Program was created to advance the professional development of women faculty on the Duluth Campus. Select programs are coordinated with the UMD Swenson College of Science and Engineering Women’s Mentoring Program.

CENTER OF AMERICAN INDIAN & MINORITY HEALTH 

The center strives to raise the health status of the Native American population by educating Native American students in the field of healthcare and Indian health.

DIVERSITY ACROSS CAMPUS

The University of Minnesota is strengthened by students representing different races, religions, ethnicities, economic backgrounds, geographic origins, genders, sexualities, and beliefs.

EQUITY & DIVERSITY

Explore the University's Office for Equity and Diversity website to find services, awards, scholarships, and educational opportunities.

CULTURAL DIVERSITY, DULUTH CAMPUS

Committed to inclusivity, equity, and multiculturalism, the Office of Cultural Diversity works to develop and implement programs and services that support the retention and graduation of students from all backgrounds.

CAMPUS CLIMATE

University facilitates, sustains, and advances a culture that supports equity, inclusion, and community by fostering dialogue, respect, and personal growth. These purposeful activities and shared responsibility provide an environment that allows everyone the opportunity to succeed.