Diversity, Cultural Awareness and Inclusion
We value diversity in our faculty, trainees, staff and the patients we serve.
We aim to recruit and support trainees with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
Our residency program is partnering with the University of Maryland Medical Center and University of Maryland School of Medicine to ensure an inclusive and welcoming learning environment for all trainees.
Our program is committed to an inclusive residency training program that promotes and encourages diversity and culture awareness in our institution and surrounding community.
Some actions we are taking include:
- Unconscious bias training for residents and faculty
- Community outreach opportunities for our residents
- Social determinants of health curriculum during ambulatory rotations
- A focus on including diversity and inclusion in healthcare and LGTBQ+ health topics into our didactic learning curriculum
- Lecture series on LGBTQ+ medicine and upcoming modules on transgender care taught by our endocrinology faculty
Conferences and Medical Grand Rounds
Some of the conferences delivered in the past year, include:
Resident Core Curriculum
- Microaggressions and Bystander Intervention
- Allyship and Anti-Racism in Medicine
Medical Grand Rounds
- Mission-driven Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Academic Medicine
- Health Equity: At the Nexus of Science and Social Justice
- Transgender and Gender Expansive
- The Multidisciplinary Approach to the Care of Transgender Patients
Diversity and Inclusion in the Department of Medicine and at UMMC and Our Medical System
Our Department of Medicine faculty, Drs. Andrea Levine and James Mendoza, are our Champions of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to oversee change, expansion, accountability, and transparency in our Department. They plan core lectures in DEI and bias reduction for residents, fellows and faculty.
University of Maryland Medical System's Equity, Diversity and Inclusion policies and programs offers support in creating an environment that is fair, equitable, healthy and inclusive to our patients, our workforce and the community. UMMS offer resources, readings, webinars and meetings and send out a monthly email with Diversity Observances that represent our diverse workforce.
Additional resources and support for LGBTQ+ employees, allies, and people of color are available through Pride and Embraced. Note that the links to Pride and Embraced are only available on campus.
In addition to UMMC's focus on diversity and inclusion, Roderick K. King, MD, MPH, serves as the Senior Vice President and Chief Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Officer of the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) that includes our flagship downtown campus and 9 hospitals in the Baltimore area and throughout the State of Maryland.
Minority Housestaff Organization (MHO)
The University of Maryland Medical Center has a Minority Housestaff Organization (MHO), whose mission is to provide representation and foster connections among underrepresented minority trainees. Check out their MHO outreach flyer and follow them on Instagram.
Intercultural Center of the University of Maryland, Baltimore
The mission of the Intercultural Center is to meet the complex needs of students with historically marginalized identities, including those excluded from higher education, by actively providing advocacy, support, and professional development. The Intercultural Center offers numerous resources to "cultivate an inclusive community where individuals can thrive while embracing their full, authentic selves. The Intercultural Center develops programs to educate and encourage dialogue across the entire University community on issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, anti-racism, and interculturalism. Through robust programs, innovative initiatives, comprehensive services, and curated resources, the Intercultural Center aims to serve as an institutional model of inclusive excellence."