Equity, diversity & inclusion


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The University of Washington Department of Emergency Medicine believes that diversity enriches training and scientific discovery, and promotes the best healthcare available.

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We strive for diversity in race, culture, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender-identity, and socioeconomic background.


The Department of Emergency Medicine is committed to:

  • Cultivating diversity, equity, and inclusion, and fostering a climate of respect for patients and their families, as well as our students, trainees, faculty, and staff.
  • Recruitment, retention and advancement of faculty, fellows, residents, students, and staff from groups under-represented in medicine in an inclusive and equitable environment.
  • Advocacy and outreach to underserved and marginalized populations to improve equity in healthcare outcomes.

UW Medicine Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Read more about how the UW School of Medicine is creating a collaborative space where all feel welcome.


Center for Health Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Read more about the Center for Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (CEDI).


Emergency Medicine Scholars Program

The Emergency Medicine Scholars Program (EMSP) is a funded program designed to provide a broad, month-long educational experience within the UW Department of Emergency Medicine for exceptional fourth-year medical students from a broad range of those who are under-represented in medicine.


Global Scholars Program

This program has been designed to provide a structured means of receiving non-UW faculty, fellows, and occasionally senior residents, from outside the United States, who have identified specific interests related to areas of expertise within the University of Washington Department of Emergency Medicine.