The shared values of the DGSOM are expressed in the Cultural North Star, which was developed by members of our community and affirms our abiding commitment to doing what’s right, making things better and being kind. These are the standards to which we hold ourselves, and one another.
We are working to infuse every level of our organization with these principles and building a community around the values is our first step.
COFFEE WITH THE DEAN SERIES WILL RESUME ON DECEMBER 16, 2021 IN A VIRTUAL FORMAT.
Format: Each quarter, the Dean will meet with eight to 10 members of the DGSOM community. Each one-hour conversation will focus on one of the 12 Cultural North Star purpose statements. “Coffee with the Dean” is a platform for ideas, questions and solutions that stimulate thoughtful, positive discussion around the selected purpose statement. Below you will find the upcoming dates and purpose statements that will ground our conversations.
Participation: To participate, please fill out a brief registration form indicating which session you’re most interested in attending. Of those who register, 10 will be randomly selected to attend each session(s). If selected, you will be notified no later than two weeks prior to the scheduled date.
More than 600 DGSOM staff, faculty, and trainees participated in the Cultural North Star Town Hall on August 17, 2021. During this event the DGSOM community had an opportunity to meet Vice Dean for Justice, Equity and Diversity Inclusion, Dr. David McIntosh, and our new Cultural North Star Program Lead, Dr. Natalie Perry. The virtual gathering also provided an opportunity to thank former Dean Kelsey Martin, MD, PhD for her steadfast support of CNS and JEDI.
The JEDI-CNS Talkback series is a collaboration designed to help educate the DGSOM educate about tenets of community and justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. This series begins by responding to some of the questions and discussion topics presented by the DGSOM community during the town hall, and continues to hold space as a forum for engagement.
To submit a question or topic of discussion, email email@example.com with the subject line: JEDI-CNS Talkback.