Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Community, Culture and Diversity Calendar
- Kory Cablay, Class of 2022, and Sarah Yosief, Class of 2023, are both scholarship recipients at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. They sat down to discuss why they want to become physicians and how the scholarships have helped them along in their journeys. Cablay received the VTC Diversity Excellence in Medicine Scholarship Fund, which was established by Drs. Frank and Jennifer Clark to support underrepresented students. Yosief received the Caroline Osborne Memorial Scholarship, which was established to honor the memory of Caroline Osborne, who was a member of the school’s Charter Class.
- Registration is now open for Virginia Tech’s annual Diversity Summit to be held August 11. The event will feature short, asynchronous sessions available all day. There will be live components on a by-invitation basis including the keynote speaker, Claude Steele, whose lecture will be livestreamed from 9-10:15 a.m.
- Holidays and celebrations in the month of August:
- 6: Feast of the Transfiguration
- 10: Hijri (Islamic New Year)
- 13: Black Women’s Equal Pay Day
- 17: Marcus Garvey Day
- 18-19: Ashura (sundown to sundown)
- 22: Obon
- 22: Hungry Ghost Festival
- 26: Women’s Equality Day
- 29-30: Krishna Janmashtami
Initiatives and resources
Opportunities for engagement
Faculty & Staff
Pathways to health care careers
Pathways for K-12
Pathways for undergraduate students
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Two medical students who graduated in May helped identify the need for and the development of a proposed elective on substance use disorder during pregnancy.
About Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
It has been said we learn the most from those with whom we have the least in common. Diversity enhances any learning experience and fosters a free exchange of ideas from different perspectives. That is why the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine embraces inclusion and diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The school actively promotes an environment of inclusiveness and mutual respect within its doors as well as in the broader community. Its commitment to celebrating individual differences enhances its powerful, thought-provoking learning environment.
The school’s diversity policy targets three underrepresented groups:
- African American, Hispanic, and Native American populations;
- First-generation college students; and
- Socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds, also known as distance traveled.
Virginia Tech Principles of Community
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine is a college of Virginia Tech. As such, the school adopts and practice these Virginia Tech Principles of Community as fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members.