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Diversity and Inclusion

Aligned with Our Mission and a Driver of Excellence

The AAMC's commitment to diversity includes embracing a broader definition of "diversity," and supporting our members' diversity and inclusion efforts within the following portfolios:


Featured Resources and Programs

Diversity Policy and Programs: Who We Are, What We Do, Where We’re Going

October 30, 2013

Diversity Policy and Programs: Who We Are, What We Do, Where We’re Going (2nd edition)In this third issue of our annual report, the Diversity Policy and Programs (DPP) unit of the AAMC is proud to share a summary of our latest projects, publications, and partnerships. Collectively, this work serves as our contribution to building capacity within the academic medicine community to realize the vision of diversity and inclusion as drivers of institutional excellence.

Read the 2013 DPP Annual Report 


Healthcare Executive Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program

July 20, 2012

The AAMC is proud to announce the Healthcare Executive Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program, an intensive academic program of diversity education specifically designed to develop the competencies leaders need to drive diversity as a core component of excellence in health care.

Find out more about the program
View the program brochure 


Diversity Engagement Survey

July 15, 2013

In collaboration with the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) and DataStar, the AAMC announces the release of the Diversity Engagement Survey. The DES is 22 items long and can be administered to students, faculty, and staff. There is a minimal response burden, and the rich analyses will allow institutions to develop a meaningful inclusion scorecard that characterizes their progress toward creating an inclusive work environment.

For more information, view the brochure  or visit Diversity Engagement Survey Info


Diversity in Medical Education: Facts and Figures 2012

November 5, 2012

Diversity in Medical Education: Facts and Figures 2012

This publication provides a compendium of detailed statistical information on race and ethnicity and gender in medical education in the United States for the 2011 academic year as well as nearly a decade's worth of trending information for select topics.


The Role of the Chief Diversity Officer in Academic Health Centers

October 26, 2012

The Role of the Chief Diversity Officer in Academic Health Centers

This monograph—the result of a 2012 meeting of diversity experts in academic medicine hosted by the AAMC and the American Hospital Association Institute for Diversity in Health Management—represents the latest thinking on how to craft effective chief diversity officer (CDO) roles in healthcare organizations.


Diversity 3.0: A Necessary Systems Upgrade

Academic Medicine: December 2011

December 8, 2011

A new paradigm for diversity and inclusion is emerging. Dubbed Diversity 3.0, this paradigm reflects diversity's deepening relevance to high-performing organization and systems.


Health Equity and the Social Determinants of Health: Connecting the Dots

January 30, 2012

Health Equity and the Social Determinants of Health: Connecting the Dots This short video shines a spotlight on the social determinants of health and how they shape an individual’s opportunity for quality health and healthcare.

What's New


Diversity 3.0 Learning Series

The Diversity 3.0 Learning Series is a new online video series on a range of diversity and inclusion topics of interest to medical school faculty, administrators, leadership, and health care professionals. 


Herbert W. Nickens Awards

Herbert W. Nickens Awards

Recognizes individuals who are advancing educational, societal, and health care needs of minorities.