Schoolwide survey to be sent in June

Dear School of Medicine Community,

The next step in the Task Force on Climate and Culture’s work with our external consultant, Catalyst, is a schoolwide survey. In early June, all faculty, staff, students and trainees at the School of Medicine will receive this important survey via email. It should take about 15 minutes to complete. Your response will help us see where the WashU Medicine culture is strong and where we need to focus our efforts for improvement. We want and need your input, and we hope you’ll encourage others on campus to participate as well.

To avoid any risk of the survey not making it past spam filters, we will email you the link from a university account. However, survey responses will be anonymous and confidential. No one at WashU will have access to the raw data or any individual responses. Catalyst — a global, nonprofit organization focused on improving workplace inclusion — created and will analyze the survey. The results will help us understand your experience at the School of Medicine and will inform the Task Force’s recommendations for focused efforts to improve and sustain a culture of safety and inclusion.

Thank you so much for your time and consideration. We appreciate every one of you.

Most sincerely,

Benjamin Garcia, PhD, co-chair
Raymond H. Wittcoff Distinguished Professor and Head of the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics

Dineo Khabele, MD, co-chair
Mitchell & Elaine Yanow Professor and Head of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Renée Shellhaas, MD, MS, administrative director
David T. Blasingame Professor of Neurology and Associate Dean for Faculty Promotions & Career Development