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Tulane University School of Medicine (TUSOM) values diversity. 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. The school of medicine believes in a rich educational experience for all students through the infusion of cultural competency, sensitivity, and attentiveness. Additionally, the school of medicine values the sum total of ideals and perspectives of all individuals engaged in and connected to the educational process.


The vision of the TUSOM is to cultivate an environment of inclusiveness and equity for the learning community. These efforts will promote social justice throughout the medical education community, diminishing the occurrences of discrimination based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or ability. This effort will generate conscientious global citizens primed to provide vital medical care to the diverse population in southeastern Louisiana and around the globe, thus advancing health equity.



Value Statements

We believe that diversity is a fluid, ever evolving concept.

We believe that examining a variety of perspectives will add value and substance to all participants in medical education.

We believe that medical education cannot remain stagnant and must evolve to stay relevant to trends in the population and innovation of technology in order to effectively address the needs of local, national, and global citizens.

We believe that emphasizing diversity will spur advocacy for the underserved.

We believe that enhancing engagement at the undergraduate medical student level can develop a pipeline of a diverse applicant pool of graduate medical students, residents, faculty members, and administrators.

We believe that enhancing diversity will enable TUSOM to remain aligned with the guiding principles and standards of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.

We believe that creating a collaborative, service-minded, learning environment will diversify the community of physicians by increasing the number of traditionally underrepresented students who earn medical degrees.

We believe that enhancing diversity will have a direct impact on decreasing current health disparities currently existing in underserved communities as well as the effects of social determinants of health in providing healthcare to local, regional, and national communities.




Davin Bryant, Rachel Trusty, and Marcus Wright attended the American Psychiatric Association meeting in Atlanta this year (2023). We are proud to share that Wright (along with Jessica Epere, a fellow SNMA student) presented a poster abstract on “Factors Associated with High Rates of Recidivism in a New Orleans Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Facility: A Closer Look into an At-Risk Population,” and it was selected as a winner of the APA Area Five Medical Student/Resident Fellow Member Poster Competition!

student group attending the American Psychiatric Association

Arianne SacramentoSave the date! The Tulane Anti-Racism Teach-In will be taking place on Friday, March 24 from 8:30am-5:00pm on Zoom. Our very own Arianne Sacramento will be featured in "The Solidarity Dividend" panel at 3:00pm! Click here to learn more.



Christopher MitryCongratulations to Christopher Mitry on his acceptance to Harvard's BWH STARS program! The BWH STARS Program is a unique summer research opportunity for underrepresented in medicine college and first year medical students with a strong interest in pursuing advanced graduate and medical education and training. During the 8-week stay, students participate in intensive hands-on training in research methods in the laboratories of researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School.



Bethany Norwood Congratulations to Bethany Norwood who was accepted into the BOLD-EM Emergency Medicine Program at UMass in Worcester, MA!




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EDI-Professional Development Program for Faculty and Staff

The EDI Professional Develop Program (EDI-PDP) was launched in October and what a success it has been! We express our sincere thanks to the over 300 faculty and staff that enrolled in the four EDI-PDP Core courses offered this fall. In the spring we are expanding our course offerings beyond the four core courses, to include the following electives:Read More...

  • We Need More Than Flags & Parades: Supporting LGBTQ+ Staff, Students, and Faculty
  • Disability Rights – Ensuring Accommodations and Understanding Disability Justice
  • A Call to Duty…A Passion to Serve – Supporting Veterans at Tulane
  • A Class of Their Own: The Intersection of Social Class and First Generation
  • Global Green Wave: Intercultural Competency and Supporting the International Community at Tulane
  • EDI and Anti-Racism in Motion
  • We Got This: Black Women and the Sexual Assault Awareness Movement

EDI-PDP courses (core and elective courses) are offered every semester and can be taken in any sequence, so you can enroll at any time for any open course. Best of all... these courses are free! More information about the EDI-PDP can be found on the Office of EDI webpage at You can also click this link to enroll: Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Professional Development Program - Bridge (

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Congratulations to the following students on being selected to represent Tulane in the inaugural Civic Health Alliance’s Student Ambassador Program!

Jessan Jishu
Rohan Morenas
Madeline Roberts
Brittney Sheena


This program provides students with a leadership opportunity that allows them to have more direct participation in voting advocacy and civic engagement, specifically as to how it relates to healthcare and medicine.