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Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion - Graduate Medical Education

Our Statement of Commitment

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The Tulane School of Medicine's (TUSOM) Office of Graduate Medical Education ensures that all residents and fellows receive an accredited educational experience of the highest quality. As part of that responsibility, we firmly believe that equity, diversity, and inclusion in all our residency and fellowship programs improves education, provides tremendous opportunities for community engagement, and creates better-trained physicians.

We are a work in progress. Tulane doctors have been caring for the people of New Orleans and the surrounding areas since 1834.  Our complex history is filled with examples when we have proudly served our community, and painful examples of when we have fallen short. We recommit to developing and growing a workforce that reflects the rich diversity of race, of gender, of religious belief, of national origin, of ethnicity, of age, of ability, and of sexual orientation found in the unique community and culture of New Orleans.

We seek to understand and invest resources into recruiting, supporting, and retaining a diverse physician workforce that includes members from groups that have been historically marginalized and underrepresented in medicine. In doing so, we understand the importance of providing a training environment intolerant of discrimination against any individual on the basis of race, gender, religious belief, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, gender, or sexual orientation.  It is our goal that all residents and fellows feel supported and mentored and are provided with equal access to opportunities for professional growth and advancement.

--Approved by the Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) April 28, 2021


Tulane University is committed to equity as the driver of diversity and inclusion throughout the institution. Tulane defines diversity broadly to include persons of color, members of the LGBTQIA community, members of diverse ethnic groups including those typically underrepresented in medicine, members of economically disadvantaged groups, and any others who bring a different perspective to the learning environment. Please see the Tulane School of Medicine Diversity Statement for more details.

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