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Diversity & Inclusion

Our Program Goals



The Department of Family Medicine Fellowship Program is committed to promoting diversity, defined in multiple forms, including race and ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexuality, socio-economic status, national origin, religion, and disability. We believe that diversity only strengthens the Department of Family Medicine. As a community, the University of Rochester is defined by a deep commitment to Meliora­ – ever better.

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The Department of Family Medicine is committed to fostering and supporting a workplace culture inclusive of people regardless of their race, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, marital status, age, physical abilities, political affiliation, religious beliefs or any other non-merit fact, so that all employees feel included, equal valued and supported.




We are committed to ensuring that the Department of Family Medicine is a place where differences are valued, diverse voices are respectfully heard, and every person feels a sense of belonging. We know that building a critical mass of diverse faculty and a culture of inclusiveness will allow us to advance our collective goals.





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Equity & Anti-Racism Action PlanEquity & Anti-Racism Action Plan

Our five-year plan to achieve this vision reflects input and ideas from medical students, residents, trainees, faculty members, and staff across the Medical Center, along with supportive groups and individuals from the Greater Rochester community. It calls us—as individuals and collectively as an institution—to buildrecruitnurtureexemplify, and engage in the work of being anti-racist.

Learn More About the Plan


Interested in more Resources? Your comments and suggestions are welcome and will assist us in continuously improving our diversity initiatives.


Office of Equity and Inclusion

Our office closely works and shares resources with the University’s Office of Equity and Inclusion to cultivate a culture of inclusive excellence at both our School of Medicine and Dentistry and overall Medical Center.


Groups & Resources

The University and Medical Center have a number of groups and resources that support inclusion and diversity among faculty, residents and fellows, students and staff.