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Office of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging in Medicine

Become the Change You Want to See.

We create doctors who become leaders committed to serve!

Diverse Education for a More Inclusive World

Creighton University has provided exceptional educational opportunities to students from all over the world since 1878. With every new generation of School of Medicine student leaders comes a unique opportunity to grow and adapt.

This is why we have established the School of Medicine Office of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging – so that no student, faculty, or community lack representation, or has their voice go unheard.

The Four Rs of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

Research shows consistently that a more diverse culture empowers greater higher education opportunities, decision-making, and problem-solving. With the private sector already emphasizing the critical need for DIB programs, it only makes sense that education is at the forefront of such development.

To ensure we at Creighton University lead this process, we have introduced the Four Rs system, which includes:
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Making evidence-based decisions to further the healthy growth of our Omaha and Phoenix campus cultures into a more inclusive and diverse community.
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Programming, recruitment, and retention strategies that strengthen and support our faculty and students by creating face-to-face personal connections and policies.
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Showing support for all involved in negative cross-cultural experiences by being sensitive to their needs, awareness, and future interactions.
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Treating everybody with respect and accepting individuals the way they are as their full selves without prejudice or judgment.

What is the Office of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging?

The Office is committed to a policy of non-discrimination at all levels and in the provision of all services.

The Office of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging is committed to creating a safe and inclusive academic environment that reinforces the values of people from diverse backgrounds and life experiences.

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We promote diversity within the School of Medicine through our various initiatives

The Office of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging actively pursues efforts to promote diversity within the School of Medicine through various pathway/pipeline programs and featured efforts.

The program invites 4th-12th grade first-generation, rural, Native American, and underrepresented students, learn about careers in the health field and the process of applying to medical school.

We intentionally focus on attracting applicants to the Medical Education Program whose parents have not completed a 4-year degree (bachelor’s degree) at an institution within the United States or Canada.

What Makes Us So Unique?

Creighton University attracts and supports a diverse group of talented people with the vision as you.

  • More than 30 different nationalities and ethnicities enrolled
  • More than 100 diverse medical faculty and staff to engage with
  • Diverse Urban city campuses and engaging community members
I always feel supported at Creighton by the faculty and my classmates. The diverse makeup of the student body fosters the thoughts and talents of those from various walks of life. Learning alongside my peers is a constant reminder that the commonalities we share far outweigh our differences.
— Xin W, Medical Student
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Meet Senior Associate Dean for Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

“Each of us must become motivated to actively navigate through the imperfect psychosocial storm caused by racism.”

— Ronn Johnson, PhD