Office Programs

The Department of Medicine Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strives to create and maintain community-building programs that promote belongingness and pride in our city filled with unique individuals ready to make a difference on the medical field.

MedFam is a mentorship program amongst underrepresented minority (URM) and ally medical students, residents, fellows, and attendings.

Community Day invites the whole community to participate in service projects all around Pittsburgh during the spring.

Reach for the Stars brings together minority faculty members from the Schools of the Health Sciences to a dinner series where they engage in open conversation with the leaders and agents of change throughout the University.

Medical Student Bootcamp is a preparation program for third-year medical students that covers topics such as:

  • Professionalism
  • Roundmanship
  • How to kill the shelf exams
  • Asking for feedback
  • Demystifying the dean’s letter/ Who to ask for recommendations
  • How I got honors in everything (everything!!!)
The Juneteenth Block Party is a yearly event celebrating the liberation of the last enslaved people in the United States.
The Block Party – A family-friendly gathering of BIPOC excellence from across the University of Pittsburgh, UPMC, and the City of Pittsburgh.

Diversity Book Club is a series that invites everyone University-wide to read engaging and thought-provoking books that are relevant to today’s society, and at least once a year, the author to one of our books is invited to the institution.

Underrepresented Minority (URM) Recruitment Brunches welcomes URM candidates that are invited for a residency interview and the brunch is followed by a tour of the beautiful city.

Black History Month: Taste of Culture – Black History Month: Taste of Culture is virtual cooking class that aims to educate and celebrate Black culture through cuisine and storytelling.

Black History Trivia Night co-hosted with the Graduate Medical Education Office, Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity and Development, the Coalition of Residents and Fellows of Color, and Physician Inclusion Council at UPMC and Pitt (PICUP)

Cluster Hire Luncheon is an intimate luncheon between incoming URM faculty members from across the university and their leadership.

Welcome Celebration is a get together for medical students, residents, fellows, and School of Medicine faculty members that occurs at the beginning of the academic school year.

Rainbow Recruitment and Welcome – we aim to introduce prospective medical school students to queer spaces and support at Pitt/UPMC and highlight LGBTQ+ life in Pittsburgh. We also welcome new UPMC trainees an opportunity to connect with our queer community.

Celebration of Flavors is community-wide event that celebrates Latinx Heritage Month.

Salsa Date Night is community-wide event that celebrates Latinx Heritage Month.

Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) Night Out invites our community to come out and enjoy an evening at some of Pittsburgh’s exciting attractions.