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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:

DEI Committee

Resident Education

Within our residency program, we take a three-pronged approach with the goal of decreasing health care disparities here in Rochester, NY, and beyond:

3 pronged

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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:

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These sessions were in addition to four Grand Rounds topics available to the entire department:

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Association of Minority Residents & Fellows 

AMRF

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:

Uzo Odoemena

Uzoamaka Odoemena, M.D.  
Treasurer

 

Jenn Riche

Jennifer Riché, M.D.
GME Liaison
Mentorship Chair

 

Shante White

Shanté White, M.D.
Public Relations Chair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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