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The following resources are available for all of our students to ensure success.

DEI Blog

  • Visit the DEI Blog for current division news and updates from across all Rowan University, including SOM.
  • We are now accepting nominations for faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members to be featured on the DEI Spotlight. Please complete this nomination form.
  • We are also looking for contributors to the DEI Blog! If interested, please fill out this form.

As always, please share your events, news and resources with us to add to our DEI Blog. Please email us at

First-Gen Students in Medicine

This unique cross-campus panel, from February 2022, includes students from Rowan-Virtua SOM, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, and Rowan University Glassboro. During the panel, they share insights gained from the pandemic and stories of resilience and success, concluding with audience questions and answers. View the recording.

Support, Policies and Professional Learning

Rowan-Virtua SOM is committed to helping our students acheive their goals. Resources are available for student support needs.

Through partnership with the Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, resources are available for professional development and continual learning.

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Continual Learning Resources

Rowan Social Justice, Inclusion and Conflict Resolution - Includes links for LGBTQIA+, Multicultural and Women’s Centers, programming calendar

For Faculty, Staff and Students of Rowan University: How to add pronouns in Webex 


LGBTQIA Book resources


Rowan-Virtua SOM's Student Affairs team has developed a calendar to highlight a diverse array of observances. View the Rowan-Virtua SOM 2022 Calendar for Religious Observances & University Holidays

Rowan-Virtua SOM has a robust group of Student Organizations and Associations, including many that honor religious traditions.  Click here to read about Rowan-Virtua SOM Student Organizations. 

Religious Observations and University Policies (Rowan University)

Guide to Religious Holidays (Provides description of different religious observances to foster greater understanding)

Rowan Interfaith and Spiritual Exploration Center

Anti-Semitism Uncovered: A Guide to Old Myths in a New Era


Resources to start learning about DEI

Bias and Discrimination in Clinical Learning Environments 

Vital Voices

Understanding Heterosexism, Homophobia, Transphobia in Medicine Podcasts

Queer Health Podcast 

Queer MEDucation 

Queer Public Health Podcast 

Pride in Our Health

The Curbsiders Internal Medicine Podcast Episode #155 LGBT Health in Primary Care 

LGBTQ (Audio) LGBT Trainees Speak Out (January 17, 2017) 

BIPOC in Medicine Resources Podcasts

University of Michigan: Featuring Student Doctor 

The Nocturnists – Black Voices in Healthcare 

A Tribe Called Fertility 

My Black Mental Health 

5 Black Run Mental Health & Wellness Podcasts to Listen To

Accessibility & Neurodiversity in Medicine

Docs with Disabilities Podcast 

Sexual Assault Prevention Resources

The Wellness Center - 856-256-4333 - - Students can speak confidentially with a counselor, nurse, or doctor about their experiences and what they would like the next steps to be. After hours, call and select option 3 to be connected to the on-call counselor.

Healthy Campus Initiatives - 856-256-4333 - - Students can plan and participate in various prevention activities, including Green Dot Bystander Intervention. 

Services Empowering the Rights of Victims - 866-295-7378 - - An off-campus partner for students to speak with confidentially, or be involved in, sexual assault prevention activities.

To join our Sexual Violence Prevention Task Force, email co-chairs Allie Pearce ( or Amy Hoch ( This multidisciplinary group works to plan and inform policy. We meet the last Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m.