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We Value Diversity & Inclusion


About Diversity and Inclusion at UMass Chan

UMass Chan Medical School (UMass Chan) is committed to embracing diversity and inclusion throughout the workplace. At UMass Chan, diversity and inclusion is inherent in our mission to advance the health and well-being of the people of the commonwealth and the world through pioneering advances in education, research and health care delivery. We would not be able to succeed in our diversity and inclusion leadership without our: 
Employees who embrace the richness of backgrounds and ideas at UMass Chan. 
Commitment to building an inclusive institution.
Culture of valuing and respecting others’ perspectives and talents.
Community Partnerships which helps prepare UMass Chan to be a cultural leader.                                                      (Click the images below to learn more) 

Our Employees

Our staff is as diverse as the jobs they do. At UMass Chan, we are not indifferent to our differences.  In fact, we acknowledge and respect our differences, fostering everyone’s unique strengths, skills and abilities. Click on the images below to watch the employee testimonial videos.


Our Commitment to Inclusion

UMass Chan is committed to fostering a culture that is defined by Inclusion. We promote an environment that strives to provide a sense of belonging to each member of our community. Everyone here is valued, respected, accepted and encouraged to fully participate in our organization. We appreciate everyone for their unique characteristics and encourage them to share their ideas, experiences and other aspects of their true and authentic selves.

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 Growth and Professional Development - We nurture the talents of our diverse workforce

Growth & Professional Development:

We nurture the talents of our diverse workforce.

Our Culture

UMass Chan believes the starting point for our diversity and inclusion efforts is our value of Respect. By listening to others' perspectives and respecting each other's talents, we all have an opportunity to learn. When we take time to authentically discover what our people love to do, we can help each other succeed. We have rich diversity inherent in our institution: of food cultures, employee roles and professions, various families and lifestyles, different languages spoken, spanning multiple generations, with a myriad of personalities from all walk of lives. Click the images below to learn more about each category.

Our Community Partnerships

UMass Chan could not achieve our mission of advancing the health and well-being of the people of the Commonwealth and the world through pioneering education, research and health care delivery without partnerships with our local community. Click the images below for more information on the various UMass Chan community partnerships.


UMass Center for Health Equity Intervention Research (CHEIR):

Promoting health equity and reducing health disparities.

Our Commitment to our Community Pipelines

UMass Chan is committed to offering internships to talented diverse students creating a pipeline of future professionals who will eventually take on career roles at UMass Chan or in other community organizations. They include:

Worcester Pipeline Collaborative


Emerging Professionals Summer Internship Program

Information Technology Innovative Program

MassBiologics Internship Program

Center for Health Care Financing Summer Internship Program