Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The Department of Surgery (DOS) is committed to creating a just culture health care organization built on the pillars of diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI) and well-being.  

 

Medical School Diversity Commitment

The University of Minnesota Medical School is committed to excellence. Our mission will only be achieved through embracing and nurturing an environment of diversity, inclusiveness, equal opportunity, and respect for the similarities and differences in our community.

We strive to create an atmosphere where differences are valued and celebrated, knowing institutional diversity fuels the advancement of knowledge, promotes improved patient care and fosters excellence. We will train a culturally-aware workforce qualified to meet the needs of the diverse populations we serve. We especially strive to have our community better reflect the broad range of identities in our state, including race, ethnicity, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, national origin, religious practice, and socioeconomic status.

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 the Full Statement

RECENT DOS PUBLICATIONS FOCUSED ON HEALTH EQUITY

Researchers in the department of surgery publish health equity research broadly in journals.   

Publications

Implicit Bias in Surgery Presentation

Melissa Brunsvold, MD presented a talk about how implicit bias impacts surgery – including healthcare outcomes, education, and faculty and staff recruitment and retention.

Link to the video