Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology faculty, staff and students abide by the UNMC strategic plan that states we will: 

  1. Advance the programs and culture of UNMC as an exemplary culturally sensitive, diverse & inclusive organization in its mission of transforming lives through premier education, innovative research, and extraordinary patient care.
  2. Promote equal educational and employment opportunities in the academic and work environment such that everyone is free from discrimination and/or harassment. We are dedicated to creating an environment where everyone feels valued, respected and included.

In addition, per UNMC’s 2022-2025 strategic plan, the department also will address these statements regarding diversity, equity and inclusivity: Ensure UNMC is an exemplary culturally sensitive, diverse & inclusive organization in its mission of transforming lives through preeminent education, innovative research, and extraordinary care.  

  1. Enhance the recruitment, engagement, and mentorship of faculty, students and staff. Increase retention, recruitment, engagement and mentorship of all faculty, students and staff to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion across all UNMC and Nebraska Medicine programs and sites.  
  2. Maintain a welcoming and safe environment for all learners, faculty, staff & patients. Maintain a welcoming and safe environment for all learners, faculty, staff, patients and those visiting our campus sites.  
  3. Assure that all students, faculty, and staff own and model their individual IDE role. Assure that all students, faculty, and staff own and model their individual role in a welcoming, collaborative, and inclusive culture at UNMC that aids in recruitment of a more diverse university community and healthcare workforce.  
  4. Require implicit bias training for those serving on admissions and search committees. Require implicit bias training for all faculty, students and staff members of UNMC serving on admissions and search committees. 
  5. Share best practices that improve the culture of equity, inclusion, and diversity. Identify and share institutional best practices that improve the current UNMC culture of equity, inclusivity, and diversity across the educational, research and clinical care mission sets.