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
- Monthly didactic lecture series on diversity and inclusion in healthcare
- Lecture series on LGBTQ+ medicine and upcoming modules on transgender care taught by our endocrinology faculty
Minority Housestaff Organization (MHO)
The University of Maryland Medical Center has an active Minority Housestaff Organization (MHO), whose mission is to provide representation and foster connections among underrepresented minority trainees. The MHO is actively recruiting residents and fellows to join their efforts. Check out their MHO outreach flyer and follow them on Instagram.
Our Community Outreach Goal
We are proud to serve the West Baltimore population and consider this diverse community a strength of our program. Baltimore City has a wonderful rich cultural history, but also has a history of racism and socioeconomic disadvantage. Our program is partnering with the University of Maryland School of Medicine to participate in community outreach in Baltimore City. Some previous outreach opportunities have included mentoring school aged children, participation in local health fairs and working with Healthcare for the Homeless.
Diversity and Inclusion in the Department of Medicine and at UMMC and Our Medical System
The Department of Medicine has designated Drs. Andrea Levine and James Mendoza as 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.