“Most of us believe that we are ethical and unbiased. But in reality, most of us fall woefully short of our inflated self-perception.”

Harvard University Professor Mahzarin Banaji in Harvard Business Review

As members of HMS, we each have a responsibility to create an inclusive community that values all individuals. Barriers to inclusion may include assumptions we make about others that guide our interactions. Recognizing our Unconscious Bias is a critical step in developing a culture of equity and inclusion within HMS and in our partnerships with other communities.



Individuals from the HMS community were asked to share their experiences related to unconscious bias based on diversity and inclusion. In these videos, the concept of “un” was used in relation to an attribute that the individual may have felt during his/her/their life or working career.


A wide array of resources relating unconscious bias are compiled here for your exploration.


This trainer portal is created for current Unconscious Bias trainers at HMS and affiliated institutions to share their training materials and best practices within the community; special log-in required to enter. Coming Soon

About Us

HMS Mission

To nurture a diverse, inclusive community dedicated to alleviating suffering and improving health and well-being for all through excellence in teaching and learning, discovery and scholarship, and service and leadership.

Diversity Statement

Harvard Medical School is committed to convening and nurturing a diverse community of individuals dedicated to promoting excellence and leadership in medicine and science through education, research, clinical care, and service. Our unique perspectives, talents, experiences, and contributions as HMS students, trainees, faculty, staff, and administrators are the foundation and drivers of our excellence.

Better Together

The Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion (TFDI) at Harvard Medical School (HMS) envisioned a Better Together plan and set a “Big Bang Goal” for HMS to be the institution of preference for diverse candidates.