Diversity and Inclusion
Duke Ob/Gyn is committed to maintaining an environment that celebrates diversity among our patients, staff, faculty, fellows and residents. Diversity is our strength, and our continued success is dependent on a culture of inclusion that facilitates the exchange of ideas from diverse points of view. We continuously strive to create a community that nurtures regardless of race, gender, age, ethnicity, cultural heritage or nationality; religious or political beliefs; sexual orientation or gender of identity. These core values are supported and shared across the Health System and the School of Medicine (SoM). The Duke Ob/Gyn educational environment is enhanced by a richly diverse patient population from across North Carolina and around the world. Diversity and inclusion are pivotal to our success as we strive to provide world-class, innovative, patient-centered care throughout our local community, North Carolina and the world.
Duke's commitment to dismantling racism
Duke has been chosen as one of just 10 Medical Schools from across the United States and Canada to join a national effort to dismantle systemic racism and bias in academic medicine. The SoM will engage in this important Anti-Racist Transformation in Medical Education (ART in Med Ed) collaborative led by Mt. Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine and sponsored by The Josiah Macy Foundation.
Duke's participation in ART in Med Ed aligns with and supports key elements of the newly released Dismantling Racism and Advancing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan, including a commitment to establishing the SoM as a transformative leader in anti-racism and social justice education and research.
In joining this unique community of practice, Duke will build on the success of the Moments to Movement initiative, which is nearing the year and a half mark since it began. The SoM commits to openly sharing what has been learned thus far in the institutional journey with other participating institutions, to eagerly learning from peers about their efforts to make transformational change, and to working collectively to address the long overdue introspection, attention and focus necessary to create a just, equitable, and anti-racist environment across academic medicine.