Diversity & Inclusion

Thomas Jefferson University is committed to building and expanding a diverse educational community founded on mutual respect and appreciation for each other. 

  • Diversity – the richness of human similarities and differences that make up One Jefferson Family.
  • Inclusion – the ability to provide outstanding health care to all people and all communities while giving everyone a voice and the opportunity to be valued, respected, and supported.
  • Equity – choosing to provide fairness in how people are treated when seeking healthcare services, employment, development, and community engagement.

Mission Statement

The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is committed to promoting equity and inclusion at every level of our practice. We practice value-based medicine, and at the core of this philosophy is the belief that every one of our team members is essential and deserves to feel honored, respected, and supported. We aim to exist in a workplace and learning environment that is free of harassment, discrimination, and microaggressions. We are here to support you and be a resource to help you if concerns arise. We welcome feedback and promote an environment of responsivity, awareness, and openness to change. Please tell us how we can positively impact or improve your work environment, clinical practice, and patient care.

Office of Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives (ODII) at Sidney Kimmel Medical College supports an institutional framework that acknowledges the importance of a diverse community and an inclusive environment. ODII promotes initiatives and programs that increase awareness, understanding, and sensitivity to the needs of all individuals regardless of age, class, physical ability, gender, gender identity, race, religion, and sexual orientation.  

Reporting Bias, Discrimination & Harasment

Reporting bias, discrimination, and harassment is essential to creating and maintaining an inclusive culture at Jefferson Enterprise. It provides a platform for individuals to come forward and share their experiences of othering and unfair treatment. By addressing these issues and creating a safe and supportive space for employees to be heard and respected, Jefferson Enterprise can work towards a culture of inclusivity and acceptance.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine formed a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee to meet its commitment to inclusivity and health equity. The Committee works to honor all cultures, gender identities and sexual orientations, disabilities, races, and ethnicities while promoting diversity and individual expression of ideas.