Equity & Inclusive Excellence Certificate

The Larner College of Medicine Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is pleased to offer the Finding Our Common Ground: Equity & Inclusive Excellence Certificate, available to a limited cohort of medical school staff and faculty.

The program reflects the Larner College of Medicine’s commitment to upholding the highest standards of professionalism through integrity, accountability, compassion, altruism, social responsibility, cultural humility, kindness and respect. Participants will engage in activities designed to promote a climate of intercultural awareness and equity across the community.



The certificate provides a foundation for enhancing professionalism through the development of cultural humility skills. At the end of the program, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize and describe the terminology and frameworks relevant to diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice.
  • Explain how the complex relationship between systemic racism and social identity affects campus climate and interpersonal interactions.
  • Demonstrate improvements in understanding systemic oppression, multicultural awareness and cultural humility.
  • Implement practical skills that can be used to ensure equity and inclusion and effect social change at the Larner College of Medicine and beyond.

Certificate Requirements & Time Commitment

Requires completion of five (5) required workshops, three (3) electives and a diversity capstone project
Total class hours for the certificate  = 25, Total hours, including electives and final project = approx. 40.


Capstone Project: Becoming an Equity Champion

The Capstone project reinforces the learning goals and objectives of the program. Utilizing knowledge gained through courses and their elective learning experiences, cohort members will explore a problem or issue of particular professional interest and apply skills and knowledge gained through the program to foster an equitable and inclusive workplace.


Who Should Participate?

Faculty and staff who currently serve as departmental diversity champions as well as those who would like to enhance their cultural humility and professionalism skills are encouraged to participate.


The cost for the full program is $200, which we expect can be covered by departmental professional development funds. There is no cost to the participant.

For more information or questions, please contact the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion    


Cohort Model

The certificate utilizes a cohort model consisting of 20 members from across the Larner College of Medicine.

This approach to developing skills will provide an interactive, and dynamic setting by bringing people together to build community, foster creativity, develop leadership skills, and encourage greater progress.


Certificate Capstone Project Presentation Program