Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center

In 1870, as the first medical college to admit women on an equal basis, the University of Iowa started a rich tradition in pioneering inclusion, setting a standard that we continue to embrace today as we continue to strive to do better. A diverse workforce benefits everyone, including our trainees and our patients.

Today, the OCCET actively fosters inclusive ideals by promoting opportunities for underrepresented trainees at all career stages. The OCCET shares the University of Iowa and the Carver College of Medicine's values regarding Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

In order to best provide opportunities for underrepresented minorities in the HCCC, the OCCET aligns trainees with existing university programs. When deficiencies in programs are identified, the OCCET works to develop novel infrastructure to address these needs.

Engagement Opportunities

Opportunities for HCCC members and trainees to become further involved in pushing DEI forward.

Training Opportunities

Resources to expand opportunities for underrepresented minorities and disadvantaged populations in the biomedical sciences.

PREP program

Summer Health Professions Education Program

Other Important Resources

The Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, and Iowa City community also offer a number of resources reflecting their value of and commitment to diversity.

CCOM DEI Resources

UI DEI Resources

Iowa City DEI Resources