Diversity, Equity and Inclusion drive excellence in research, education and patient care at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Health Science Colleges.
Message from the Chief Diversity Officer
Leon McDougle, MD, MPH
Chief Diversity Officer, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Diversity Training Options
- Diversity Training
A wide range of courses are available to all Wexner Medical Center staff and Faculty. Every course applies toward fiscal year diversity training requirements.
- 21-Day Anti-Racism Challenge
Further your understanding of power, privilege, supremacy, systemic racism, oppression and equity as an individual, group, unit or department.
- Certificate of Inclusive Education
Become a Partner, Champion, or Ambassador of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Offered to faculty and staff who want to increase their own knowledge and foster inclusivity for our patients, each other and the communities we serve.
Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
- #2 among hospitals in Ohio on Forbes Best Employers for Diversity list
- 3 consecutive years we've been named an HRC Healthcare Equality Index Leader
- #7 most diverse medical schools by U.S. News & World Report
- 1st university to have four Insight into Diversity HEED recipients
Diversity and inclusion is our foundation for innovation
A diversity of cultures and life experiences strengthens our mission to provide evidence-based health care. It gives us a greater understanding and appreciation for each patient’s unique genetic makeup, behavior, experiences and beliefs.
From the way we recruit faculty, staff and students to the way we treat each and every patient, all of us at the Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine consider diversity an essential part our mission.
Celebrating our unique differences
We strive to create environments, both in the workplace and in our patient care settings, where everyone feels empowered to share their full, authentic selves and can comfortably join in or stand out.
We celebrate the diverse voices of our patients, employees, volunteers and community members. It fuels our innovation and connects us closer to our patients and the communities we serve.
Five Health Sciences colleges named as HEED award recipients, making Ohio State the only academic institution in the country to have five colleges honored with the Health Professions HEED award.
The INSIGHT Into Diversity HEED Award, open to all colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada, measures an institution’s level of achievement and intensity of commitment in regard to broadening diversity and inclusion on campus through initiatives, programs and outreach; student recruitment, retention and completion; and hiring practices for faculty and staff.
Ohio State is proud that five of our Health Sciences colleges have achieved this recognition, making Ohio State the only academic institution in the country to have five colleges honored with the Health Professions HEED award. Read more.