At the most fundamental level, our mission is to promote and sustain an inclusive environment within the David Geffen School of Medicine community. We cherish and encourage the diversity of our students, trainees, staff, and faculty and work to ensure that all members of our community can thrive.
We believe diversity inclusion celebrates the richness of our individual identities, such as gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, language, religion, and abilities.
We achieve both excellence and equity by continuously sharing diverse thoughts and opinions that help eradicate barriers for success, expand research goals, and improve patient care.
“Diversity – a defining feature of California’s past, present and future – refers to the variety of personal experiences, values and world views that arise from differences of culture and circumstance. Such differences include race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and geographic region, and more.”
We strive to be both grounded in data and transparent in our progress.