OUTmed: Forum for LGBTQIA and Allies
OUTmed is a forum for LGBTQIA-identified faculty, staff, trainees and allies. Our activities provide opportunities for networking and mentoring, community engagement, discussion and advocacy relating to LGBTQIA healthcare issues. We are based in the Department of Medicine, but we are open to anyone in the School of Medicine who is interested in our activities, regardless of departmental affiliation.
FURM: Forum for Underrepresented in Medicine
The Forum for Underrepresented in Medicine (URM) seeks to attract and retain trainees and new faculty who are under represented in medicine (African Americans, Latin/Hispanic Americans, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, Native Americans and Alaskan Natives), as well as those who are new to academia or Washington University.
In November of 2016, department chair, Vicky Fraser, MD, called for the creation of three task forces to identify areas of concern and barriers, which would then recommend innovative solutions to promote diversity and inclusion throughout the department.
Mentorship to Enhance Diversity in Academia (MEDA)
The Mentorship to Enhance Diversity in Academia (MEDA) program will provide trainees with support, resources, personalized guidance, and engaging opportunities they need to become successful at WUSM and in their future careers.