Diversity and Inclusion

Welcome to the USC Dermatology Department Diversity page!

The Department’s Diversity and Inclusion program was founded in 2018 by Dr. Nada Elbuluk, who currently serves as director. The program was founded to improve the diversity and experiences of its students, trainees and faculty, particularly for those who are from underrepresented in medicine backgrounds. The program also aims to provide medical education and cultural competency training to help create a healthy, supportive and equitable work environment for the department and our patients.

Dermatology Diversity and Inclusion Statement

The USC Department of Dermatology is committed to creating and fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. This includes the creation of a diverse department that recruits and retains house staff and faculty of varied backgrounds, particularly those underrepresented in medicine. Furthermore, our department strives to create a culturally competent and culturally sensitive environment. USC Dermatology is proud to serve the diverse population of Los Angeles, and we seek to create a provider population that reflects our patient population. These diversity efforts are supported through a dedicated Dermatology Diversity & Inclusion Committee consisting of faculty and residents who also work closely with the Keck School of Medicine Office of Diversity Affairs.

Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Dr. Nada Elbuluk works with a committee of faculty and residents who meet on a regular basis to work on programming that supports the department’s Diversity and Inclusion program.