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Inclusion and Support

Our diversity is our strength. We consider issues such as diversity, anti-racism and health equity, critical areas to be addressed by us all, not only those who are from backgrounds historically underrepresented in medicine (UIM). We are excited to leverage the residency program’s growing Building Equity Initiative and Children’s National Hospital’s institutional Diversity Council to address these issues.

Our framework incorporates strategies to support the well-being of our diverse group of residents with a focus on safety, support and inclusion. Important to well-being, a sense of belonging is fostered through the trainee-led Diversity Dinner Series which aims to bring together UIM residents, fellows, alumni, students, faculty and hospital leadership for events addressing a range of trainee-selected topics.

Some of the previous topics that have been presented during the Diversity Dinner Series include:

  • Implicit bias
  • Speed mentoring and resume review
  • Imposter syndrome
  • Alumni career panel
  • Wellness and the minority physician
  • The misrepresentation of the URM physician
  • Microaggressions among us
  • Connectivity and productivity
  • Creating a personal brand
  • Annual Welcome BBQ