These extraordinary times call for more than business as usual. And while we are rising to the challenge, at first we weren’t sure whether or not we should share that story. We questioned where or how a company like ours could share a meaningful statement that would make a difference. However, we could not stay silent.
We stand with the AMA, AAMC and other leading healthcare organizations speaking out against racism and police brutality. We stand with the Black Lives Matter movement and the protesters demanding justice and change. We stand with the students and educators working to end systemic racism and discrimination in medicine and medical education.
Even though statements are important, they are not enough. Action must follow for meaningful and sustainable change to happen. DaVinci Education is dedicated to doing the work necessary to foster and support diversity, equity and inclusion - in our company and in our relationships with business partners.
In the short term, we are focusing efforts on ensuring our work environment reflects our values of inclusivity and support. To date, we have:
For the long term, we are committed to:
While there is much about DaVinci and our team that we are proud of, we recognize that there is still work to be done and that the actions above are just a start. We are committed to being part of the change.