The workshops below are a few of the offerings of the Office of Diversity Affairs. Workshops can be requested by departments, units or other groups within the school of medicine, and can be tailored to address specific areas. For a discussion of what workshops may benefit your need, please contact the Office of Diversity Affairs.

  • Seven Components of a Strong Medical School Application
    Gives additional insight into the Office of Diversity Affairs and discusses in detail seven considerations for applying to medical school.
  • Addressing diversity pressures
    Defines diversity pressures and teaches those in academic medicine how to identify and deal with them.
  • Thoughts on Cross Cultural Mentoring
    This workshop is designed to provide tips for mentoring others from different backgrounds, particularly non-URMM to URMM mentoring relationships.
  • Cultural Competency Training
    Created to foster attitudes and behaviors that promote the effective working together of faculty, staff, learners and administrators.
  • Cultural Competence in Healthcare
    This workshop gives tips for promoting culturally competent interactions with patients in the healthcare setting.
  • HBCU and PWI partnerships in academic medicine
    Learn lessons from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) that may help predominantly white institutions (PWIs) increase underrepresented minority in medicine enrollment and retention.
  • Isolation in academic medicine
    Provides an explanation of how isolation occurs and makes recommendations as to how to address and eradicate it.
  • Leadership Development
    Designed to help learners, faculty and others develop vision, direction and goals. Teaches foundational leadership skills to promote growth and advancement in academic medicine
  • Medical Student Orientation
    Teaches medical students the benefits of diversity and inclusion as they pertain to medical student education; specific for foundational and clinical years of training.
  • Microagressions and microinsults
    Defines how these adverse acts work to create a hostile work environment and provides advice on how to deal with them.
  • Networking
    Provides tips on how to develop support and relationship linkages. Sessions can be tailored for faculty, learners or other groups as needed.
  • New Employee Orientation
    Exposes new employees to the purpose and offerings of the Office of Diversity Affairs.
  • Racism and privilege systems
    Provides a historical account of both and discusses their impact today with regard to medical education.
  • Recognizing diversity benefit
    This workshop moves beyond just teaching diversity tolerance, but shows units, departments, faculty and learners how to benefit from rich diversity in the academic health center.
  • Unconscious bias
    Discusses how biases that we are unaware of can impact and have negative consequences for those around us.