Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Our Mission

The University of Washington Department of Urology prioritizes a safe, inclusive, and transparent clinical and educational environment. We foster learning and collaborative engagement to advance patient care and medical knowledge. We value inclusion of all lived experiences, amplify the voices of underrepresented communities, and promote social justice in our words and actions.

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Our EDI Committee

Comprised of faculty and staff, our Urology EDI Committee meet regularly to discuss EDI in Urology.

  • We maintain a climate of respect for patients and their families, our students, trainees, faculty and staff.
  • We pursue the recruitment, retention and advancement of faculty and trainees from underrepresented groups in medicine.
  • We provide personalized medicine where our patient-centered approach delivers equitable care.
  • We support inclusive clinical and academic activities to promote equity among our faculty, staff and patients.
  • We have developed curricula that fosters inclusive values among medical students, residents and fellows.
  • In our interaction with our patients, we have implemented practices that are guided by EDI (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) principles such as the use of gender neutral language. These practices are person-centric and avoid the use of stereotypes.
  • We strive for Diversity in:
    • Race
    • Culture
    • Ethnicity
    • National Origin /  Citizenship
    • Language
    • Religion
    • Sexual Orientation
    • Gender Identity
    • Age
    • Physical and Mental Ability / Disability
    • Socioeconomic Status / Background
    • Educational Level

EDI in Action

EDI Resources

A collection of EDI
from across the University of Washington 



Participants in Close the Gap

African American Male Wellness Walk

Renton Memorial Stadium, August 6, 2022