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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 efforts.

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Become a Diversity and Inclusion Change Agent: Enroll in the AAMC Healthcare Executive Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program!

Registration is now open for the AAMC Healthcare Executive Diversity and Inclusion Certificate (HEDIC) program. HEDIC is 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. The curriculum combines distance-learning and in-residence study with a focus on applied skills that will assist participants in successfully implementing a diversity project at their home institution. Registration closes December 11, 2015. To learn more and apply visit:

Assessing Change: Evaluating Cultural Competence Education and Training

To help educators identify curricular strategies and evaluation tools for re-use or enhancement, the AAMC commissioned an expert panel to review cultural competence studies that measured learner changes in attitudes, knowledge, and skills.  This guide, which is based on the panel’s findings, provides these resources for educators and researchers.

Reflections on Diversity and Inclusion in Academic Medicine

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In commemoration of Nickens’ legacy, this publication provides a historical overview of diversity and inclusion efforts, presents recent data, and highlights leaders’ perspectives on future directions to advance diversity and inclusion in academic medicine.

Public Health Pathways

Pre med student

AAMC is pleased to announce the launch of a new online searchable database of domestic and international public health training opportunities for pre-med students, medical students,  residents, and early career physicians.  This collection will assist students and physicians to enhance and expand their understanding of the social and environmental factors that influence the health of the people and communities they serve.

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

Diversity Policy and Programs: Who We Are, What We Do, Where We’re Going (2nd edition)In this fifth issue of our annual report, the Diversity Policy and Programs (DPP) unit of the AAMC is proud to share a summary of our new initiatives, 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 2015 DPP Annual Report 

Featured Resources & Programs

Diversity Data Snapshots

Diversity Data Snapshots (DDS) is an electronic newsletter containing relevant news sources, data points, and research findings related to diversity in higher education, academic medicine, and health equity.