The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee was developed in effort to increase the recruitment and retention of minority residents and faculty. It will serve to develop innovative ways to revamp the interview and selection process, to introduce changes to our curriculum including formal teaching on health disparities, and to continue to create a diverse teaching and learning environment.
We encourage you to join us and become a champion for diversity, equity and inclusion!
Statistics about our Residents: Gender: Males-67 (58%), Females-48 (42%); Race: Asian (including Middle Eastern)-52 (45%), White-50 (43%), Hispanic/Latino-11 (10%), Black/African American-2 (2%)
Mission Statement: To strategically integrate initiatives for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into the Internal Medicine Residency Program at UF Health (UFH). To create a safe space for having crucial conversations, to broaden the curriculum to include formal teaching on the history and impact of health disparities, to establish a unique liaison between the Office of Diversity and Health Equity at UF College of Medicine and the Internal Medicine (IM) Residency Program, and to enhance the recruitment of residents from underrepresented backgrounds who will add value and talent to our program.
Goals and Objectives:
- To increase the representation of underrepresented minorities (URM) in the IM Residency Program at UFH through a holistic recruitment process.
- To promote the awareness of health disparities using educational resources and cross-collaborative initiatives, including with other UFH departments.
- To develop needs assessment surveys targeted towards the current URM UF College of Medicine medical students to identify perspectives on diversity within IM clerkship and methods to promote a more diverse match.
- To develop surveys targeted towards URM graduates of UFH IM Residency Program in order to identify factors that would promote retention following graduation.