Our residency program stands for diversity, equity and inclusion and feel this is an important part of our program structure. We are committed to the benefits that diversity brings to the fabric of our department, across staff, trainees and faculty. We believe combining different perspectives and fostering diverse approaches to strategic thinking is critical to our success.
Our residency initiatives include the following:
- Formal Curricula including Unconscious Bias Training and Bystander Training for all trainees in addition to a monthly departmental forum on Racism and Injustice.
Resident participation in the Pediatricians for Black Lives group. This group, comprised of residents and faculty, works with the goals and voices of the University of Michigan Medical School's White Coats for Black Lives (an initiative of the Black Medical Association).
- Departmental and residency program (leadership and residents) attendance at Student National Medical Association and Latino Medical Student Association annual conferences.
- Supplementary DEI dinners/interview experiences for residency applicants expressing interest in DEI-related issues.
- Participating in the institutional Health Equity Visiting Clerkship experiences for fourth-year medical students.