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Diversity Highlights

September is Women in Medicine Month. To celebrate Women in Medicine Month, the AAMC’s Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS) will release a communication each week in September featuring spotlights, articles, journals and leadership lessons from women in physician, scientist, educator, and leadership roles. I hope we each will use this opportunity to reflect on the important contributions made by the women highlighted in the AAMC spotlight, and by the many outstanding women in medicine in our VTC community!

Week One: Women as Medical Educators
Week Two: Women as Biomedical Scientists
Week Three: Women as Physicians

Helen Carvalho highlighted as 
IAMSE September Featured Member

Our association is a robust and diverse set of educators, researchers, medical professionals, volunteers and academics that come from all walks of life and from around the globe. Each month we choose a member to highlight their academic and professional career, and see how they are making the best of their membership in IAMSE. This month’s Featured Member is IAMSE member Helena Carvalho, PhD.

Hispanic-Latinx Heritage Month

For Hispanic-Latinx Heritage Month this year we have a message from faculty member Elda Stanco-Downey and feature student Natalia Sutherland.

Initiatives and resources

Personal Wellness


Destination Areas link to website


Opportunities for engagement

Beyond Boundaries link to website


Strategic Planning link to web page

Faculty & Staff

Pathways to health care careers

Beyond Boundaries link to website

Pathways for K-12

Strategic Planning link to web page

Pathways for undergraduate students 

Featured Story

Meyha Swaroop
Meyha Swaroop

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 four underrepresented groups:

  • African American, Hispanic, and Native American populations;
  • Women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics);
  • 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.