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DEI Strategic Plan

Rowan-Virtua SOM’s DEI work is led by the Director of DEI with support of the DEI Committee regarding the goals and priorities identified in the Rowan-Virtua SOM’s DEI Strategic Action Plan. The DEI Strategic Action Plan is guided by Rowan-Virtua SOM’s Strategic Framework (2020-2024) and three DEI Priorities aligned to Rowan University’s Institutional Goals:

  1. Creating a more inclusive and equitable campus community (Build human, infrastructure and resource capacity).
  2. Recruiting, retaining and supporting a more diverse community (Commit to success for all learners).
  3. Promoting and supporting inclusive teaching, scholarship and professional development (Engage in innovative discovery, invention, and application of knowledge).

As Rowan-Virtua SOM builds on its DEI work, we focus on four areas – leadership, instruction, systems and culture. The goals in each domain are designed to impact teaching, clinical services and research by strengthening the STEM pipeline from high school, to the professions, to service delivery. Rowan-Virtua SOM is devoted to our students and state by improving diversity, equity and inclusion - from our programs supporting underrepresented, minoritized high school STEM students, to innovative programs in GSBS, to our holistic admissions process, to instruction that prepares future physicians and researchers for culturally-responsive service to eradicate health disparities and racism in medicine.