Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI)
In our residency program, we believe that DEI is just the starting point.
As anesthesiologists, we have a duty to ensure equitable health outcomes for ALL perioperative and pain patients. This is regardless of race, religion, gender, socioeconomics, or any other differentiating factor." - Daryl Smith, MD, Chief Diversity Officer, Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine has an active Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion that is comprised of faculty, residents, CRNAs, and staff. The mission of the committee is to:
Within our residency program, we take a three-pronged approach with the goal of decreasing health care disparities here in Rochester, NY, and beyond:
This academic year alone, our residents received six targeted education sessions surrounding the Social Determinants of Health, and the role of anesthesiologists in combating Health Care Disparities:
These sessions were in addition to four Grand Rounds topics available to the entire department:
Association of Minority Residents & Fellows
Residents self-identifying as Underrepresented Minorities in Medicine (URiM) are invited to join the Association of Minority Residents & Fellows (AMRF). Our program actively ensures residents are available to attend monthly meetings and events of AMRF.
Currently, three of our residents hold leadership positions with AMRF:
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