Our Initiatives

The Michigan Promise contains six areas of impact: Environment, Recruitment, Achievement, Leadership, Innovation, and Outreach.

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Building an Inclusive Environment

Our vision is to create a workplace where diverse faculty and residents are empowered to achieve their best in an academic environment that explores, continually improves, and celebrates the core value of diversity manifest in an inclusive environment.

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Recruitment

Our vision is to achieve workforce diversity and advance recruitment of groups underrepresented in surgery. 

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Faculty Achievement

The Department of Surgery is fully committed to promoting, retaining, and advancing all faculty and residents by addressing unique barriers and challenges.

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Leadership

The Michigan Promise is grounded in a commitment to ensure every individual in the department has the opportunity, development, and sponsorship for leadership roles that will leverage their unique talents, knowledge, and ambitions, and create a vibrant and diverse leadership structure.

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Innovation

The Michigan Promise includes specific strategies to enhance the role of innovation and entrepreneurship in academic life. 

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Outreach

There is a strong sense of urgency in the concept of “convergence science” concerning education and training where ideas from partners in other disciplines and settings across the globe are integrated into a meaningful academic curriculum.

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