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Institutional Diversity, Inclusion and Equity

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Baylor College of Medicine Diversity and Inclusion Policy

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Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care.

  • Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective.
  • Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve.
  • Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.
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Programs

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Our office organizes programs to help carry out Baylor College of Medicine's commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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Resources

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Resources are available to assist Baylor students, trainees, staff and faculty with learning more about matters related to diversity and inclusion.

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Initiatives

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In alignment with Baylor College of Medicine’s mission, vision and values, diversity initiatives are developed and implemented by organizations throughout the College. These include initiatives to broaden the pipeline for under represented minorities to pursue careers in healthcare and research, ensure patients from diverse racial and cultural backgrounds have access to healthcare services, promote employment opportunities at Baylor to diverse populations of Houston, and use small and diverse companies for the College’s supply needs.

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Meet Our Team

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View a listing of the members of the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity.

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Diversity Statistics

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According to the Association of American Medical College's Diversity Engagement Survey, Baylor's community ranked in the top third among institutions for having an inclusive environment. See the annual diversity and inclusion profiles for the College.

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Center of Excellence in Health Equity, Training and Research

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The Center of Excellence for Health Equity, Training and Research offers programs aimed at undergraduate/post-baccalaureate students and current Baylor medical students, clinical fellows and faculty to promote physician workforce diversity and support translational science activities to increase clinical care to underserved minority populations and health equity research. Visit Health Equity website.

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Health Equity Funding Opportunities

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View a list of the external and internal funding opportunities to conduct mission-related activities to address health disparities and social determinants of health.

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Faculty, Staff, Learner Advocacy Guidelines

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The College has created Advocacy Guidelines to provide members of the Baylor community with information on how you may participate in legislative debate and discussion and/or become involved in political campaigns without potentially impacting the College’s federal tax-exempt status.

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