MDTP Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Accomplishments
MDTP students initiate MDTP DEI Committee formation with letter to the program.
MDTP leadership and students collaborate to draft programmatic diversity statement, as well as diversity page on MDTP website with resources.
MDTP admissions process explicitly explained on MDTP website; MDTP application includes supplementary statement on applicants’ experiences creating and utilizing opportunities, recognizing the diverse opportunities applicants have had.
MDTP creates annual newsletter to connect current students with MDTP alumni to facilitate connections.
DEI trainings offered in MDTP Student Seminar.
Microbio 811, our first year student course, incorporates DEI training.
MDTP creates and implements an annual climate survey.
MDTP launches virtual panel discussions for prospective applicants to demystify the admissions process.
Incoming MDTP students are paired with senior student buddies and incoming faculty mentors to provide more onboarding support.
MDTP coordinator and director initiate monthly newsletters to students to improve communications.
MDTP spearheaded the relaunch of Life Sciences Career Day to support our students’ professional development.
MDTP creates partnership with SMPH DEI office.
MDTP students initiate the establishment of MDTP Student Support donation account; donation funds guidelines set.
Accessibility guidelines developed and training provided on accessible presentations.