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Group on Diversity and Inclusion (GDI)


The Group on Diversity and Inclusion (GDI) serves as a national forum and recognized resource to support the efforts of AAMC member institutions and academic medicine at the local, regional, and national levels to realize the benefits of diversity and inclusion in medicine and biomedical sciences.

The GDI is founded on the 30-year experience and expertise already in place within the Minority Affairs Section of the Group on Student Affairs. As the GDI seeks to assist in the advancement of diversity across the entire professional spectrum, it will also underscore the importance of addressing the issues related to those historically underrepresented in medicine and never lose sight of the ultimate goals of providing care to the underserved and eliminating health disparities.

Special Call for Proposals- Faculty Diversity and Inclusion in Academic Medicine

GDI is pleased to announce a call for proposals  for scholarship on faculty diversity and inclusion. Embracing faculty diversity as a core aspect of the education, service, and research missions will position Academic Health Centers to serve as leaders in advancing health equity.

GDI Call for Blog Posting

The Wing of Zock External Link, a blog about innovation in academic medicine, welcomes guest posts on innovative diversity and inclusion programs or how you use social media to promote scholarship in academia. Please consider this scholarship opportunity to increase the diversity and inclusion content.

GDI Business Meeting and Annual Report

The GDI Steering Committee will present its annual report highlighting progress and outcomes for implementing the three GDI priorities during the GDI Business Meeting , November 1, 2013, in Philadelphia. Please plan to attend.



Diversity as a core value embodies inclusiveness, mutual respect, and multiple perspectives and serves as a catalyst for change resulting in health equity. In this context, we are mindful of all aspects of human differences such as socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, geography, disability and age.


Inclusion is a core element for successfully achieving diversity. Inclusion is achieved by nurturing the climate and culture of the institution through professional development, education, policy, and practice. The objective is creating a climate that fosters belonging, respect, and value for all and encourages engagement and connection throughout the institution and community.

Health Equity

Health equity is when everyone has the opportunity to attain their full health potential and no one is disadvantaged from achieving this potential because of their social position or other socially determined circumstance.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Diversity Policy and Programs

The AAMC's commitment to diversity includes embracing a broader definition of "diversity," and supporting our members' diversity and inclusion efforts.

Learn more about Diversity Policy and Programs.

Featured Resources

Upcoming Meetings and Events

GDI/GSA/OSR National Meeting External Link
April 26-29, 2014
Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel - San Diego

Past Meetings and Events

AAMC Annual Meeting
November 1-6, 2013

GDI Professional Development Conference
May 16-19, 2013 - Toronto, Canada

2012 AAMC Annual Meeting

2012 Annual Meeting Program 

GFA/GDI Professional Development Conference
August 10-12, 2012
Westin Indianapolis Hotel - Indianapolis
View the Agenda and Summaries
View posters on iCollaborative

2011 AAMC Annual Meeting - Denver
2011 GDI Annual Meeting Program

2011 GRMC/GDI Spring Meeting - New Orleans
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Contact GDI

Juan Amador
Director and GDI Program Leader
Telephone: 202-862-6149

Angela R. Moses
Program Specialist
Telephone: 202-862-6203