Diversity at WashU… Diversity is a core value at Washington University School of Medicine and in the Department of Psychiatry. We are committed to building and sustaining inclusive and equitable working and learning environments for all students, staff, trainees, and faculty. We believe that building a diverse team enriches us individually and as a department by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.  

What we advocate for… We advocate for equal and equitable access to high quality care and treatment for the most under-represented and under-resourced individuals in our community. We dedicate ourselves to being agents of change, especially to dismantle mental health inequities.  

How DEI shows up in our mission… We acknowledge that to accomplish such a bold mission, our department must reflect the robust diversity and talent of our community and the world. We strive to advance the understanding and treatment of psychiatric disorders for all by addressing disparities in access to mental health services, through research, education, and clinical care and ensuring an inclusive, diverse workforce across all levels of faculty, trainees, and staff. Additionally, we do annual work inside the institution to analyze our pay, advancement, and other related practices to ensure we live up to our mission internally. 

How we hire… We are dedicated to prioritizing our DEI commitments in our clinical work, research, and education initiatives. We remain receptive to learning and evolving, actively working to advance our department. We are committed to continually analyzing our hiring practices to ensure equity, inclusion, and diversity. 

How you fit in… In order to achieve these objectives, candidates are expected to align with the school’s mission of promoting inclusive excellence. They should be prepared to further this objective within Washington University and collaborate with diverse communities of students, faculty, staff, trainees, and patients. 

Learn more…Visit our websites to learn more about DEI initiatives in the Department of Psychiatry and at WUSM.