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DEI Initiatives

Our department and residency training program are strongly invested in DEI intiatives with a focus on continuing to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion within our training programs and departmental activities. Some of our DEI activities and initiatives include:

  • A funded Vice Chair for DEI faculty position
  • A DEI Chief Resident position
  • Monthly Departmental DEI meetings, co-led by a resident appointee and by our department’s Vice Chair for DEI
  • A summer DEI grand rounds series each year
  • A fully-funded visiting clerkship for students from groups which are underrepresented in medicine (URM) -- students must apply and be selected for this rotation
  • A medical student–resident mentorship pairing program for URM students
  • A segment in each monthly Program Director’s lunch meeting called All Voices, focusing on DEI issues and resources for healthcare providers
  • Invited lectures on a wide variety of topics, including Implicit Bias and Addressing Patient-Initiated Identity-Based Harassment
  • Consistent representation from our program’s residents over many years within multiple national DEI initiatives, including the APA Diversity Leadership Fellow Program and the SAMSHA Minority Leadership Fellow Program