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Health Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

Welcome to OHEDI!


The mission of OHEDI is to create an environment of inclusion and respect, actively recruit and fully foster the development of a physician and scientist workforce that reflects the diversity of our community.



  • To lead efforts for cultural awareness and embrace and welcome cultural differences in the School of Medicine and the Utah community
  • To maintain educational continuum through medical school
  • To support partnerships within the School of Medicine and the entire Utah community
  • To create sustainable educational and health partnerships throughout the entire Utah community.
  • To embrace all medical students' volunteer efforts to serve the Utah community

Indigenous Land Acknowledgement

The University of Utah has both historical and contemporary relationships with Indigenous peoples. Given that the Salt Lake Valley has always been a gathering place for Indigenous peoples, we acknowledge that this land, which is named for the Ute Tribe, is the traditional and ancestral homelands of the Shoshone, Paiute, Goshute, and Ute Tribes and is a crossroad for Indigenous peoples. The University of Utah recognizes the enduring relationships between many Indigenous peoples and their traditional homelands. We are grateful for the territory upon which we gather today; we respect Utah’s Indigenous peoples, the original stewards of this land; and we value the sovereign relationships that exist between tribal governments, state governments, and the federal government. Today, approximately 60,000 American Indian and Alaska Native peoples live in Utah. As a state institution, the University of Utah is committed to serving Native communities throughout Utah in partnership with Native Nations and our Urban Indian communities through research, education, and community outreach activities.

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Drop by for snacks, coffee, coloring, printing, and more!



Phone: 801-587-7672

Diversity Lounge - Room 101

School of Medicine, Building 379

27 S Mario Cappechi Drive

Salt Lake City, UT 84132




Upcoming Events

April 1, 2023

QTSOC Assemble

Get ready for The Unstoppable Queer Prom with queer and trans students of color! This space is organized in ...

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April 1, 2023

The Unstoppable Queer Prom

Come dance the night away at the Unstoppable Queer Prom – part of the University of Utah’s 2023 ...

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April 5, 2023

Weekly Catholic Mass

Catholic Mass and Holy Communion offered weekly on Wednesdays in the Infinity Chapel (Level A, Main Hospital...

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