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Diversity and Inclusion

Our Values

Duke Surgery strives to refine departmental culture to increase the level and quality of equity, diversity, and inclusion in each of its divisions. To achieve this, the Diversity & Inclusion Committee was created with involvement of faculty, trainees, and staff to promote best practices, facilitate data sharing and equity analyses, and support advocacy for departmental change.

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To guarantee fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all trainees, faculty, and staff in every stage of education and career development. To identify and eliminate barriers that prevent full participation of minority groups.

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To ensure our workforce comprises individuals of diverse race and ethnicity and from various backgrounds and socioeconomic environments.

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To create environments in which any individual or group feels welcomed, respected, supported, empowered, and valued.

Our Tradition

Duke Surgery holds a long tradition of advancing diversity in medicine. Learn more about the history of diversity and inclusion in the Duke Department of Surgery.

Learn About History

Our Community

The Department of Surgery has partnered with the Durham Nativity School to provide surgical skills workshops as part of the Academic Success Through Surgical Education and Training (ASSET) program. This program aims to foster high achievement in science through surgical education for financially disadvantaged students at the school.

Learn About Outreach

Diversity and Inclusion at Duke University School of Medicine

Duke University Institutional Statement of Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas — an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Contact Us

Please email the Surgery Diversity and Inclusion Committee with any questions.

Email the Committee