Diversity and Inclusion

The Department of Family Medicine is committed to creating and fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive work and learning environment. This includes recruiting and retaining students, trainees, faculty and staff of varied backgrounds, including those from historically marginalized communities and others underrepresented in medicine and science.

Our department strives to create an environment that honors the differences of our team members and exemplifies USC’s unifying values.

The Department of Family Medicine is proud to serve the diverse population of Los Angeles, and we seek to create a workforce that reflects our broader community.

These efforts are supported through a dedicated departmental DEI Champion who also works closely with JEDI-WeST


Department of Family Medicine Anti-Racism Task Force

Mission Statement 

The Department of Family Medicine’s Anti-Racism Task Force’s mission is to actively combat and dismantle racism in all its forms, advocating for a just and equitable society for all.

We aim to challenge systemic racism, address racial disparities, and promote inclusivity, diversity, and belonging in every aspect of our community and beyond. By fostering a culture of empathy, understanding, and unity, we strive to empower individuals to become allies and advocates for change where every person is treated with dignity, respect, and fairness, irrespective of their race, ethnicity, age, gender expression, sexual orientation, or other marginalized communities.

Together, we are committed to building bridges, breaking down barriers, and creating a brighter future that upholds the values of equity and social justice for generations.

Vision Statement

We stand united in the fight against racism, determined to create a future where inclusivity, diversity, and belonging are celebrated, and the beauty of humanity’s shared and unique experiences thrive without fear of discrimination.