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Diversity and Inclusion

Promoting diversity and a culture of inclusion are extremely important to our residency program, department, and medical center.

Numerous initiatives are underway to continue improving our efforts to recruit and retain individuals from historically underrepresented groups. For example, all faculty in the Department of Medicine have completed implicit bias training as part of the “Bias Reduction in Internal Medicine” (BRIM) initiative; this is a multicenter study of hiring practices in Departments of Medicine led by investigators at the University of Wisconsin, of which the University of Rochester is a sponsoring site.

We have a number of active resident groups at the medical center, including the Association of Minority Resident and Fellows (AMRF) and the LGBTQIA Affinity Group. For more medical center resources, please see this link to our Office of Inclusion and Culture.

In addition, our internal medicine residency has included curricula aimed at helping residents respond to challenging patient scenarios, including acts of discrimination or microaggressions. This has included Theatre of the Oppressed sessions for residents and faculty. We have included training in critical incident debriefing and microaggressions in our curriculum for both residents and faculty. We also have an active Women in Medicine group that includes core women faculty in the Department of Medicine and is welcome to all residents.

Learn about how the University promotes excellence through diversity.

Stephen Park, MDI would recommend this residency to others because diversity is important, and this program has put every effort to promote it. I will also recommend if you want to be surprised at how great of physicians our residents are expected to be, beyond most can imagine, yet we are fostered with smile and pat on the back each and every day."

Steven Park, MD
Class of 2022

Sterling Tolliver, MD[My favorite thing about the program is] the culture. The supportive nature, the care, the collaborative teams, the education. Hands down best residency in the country."

Sterling Tolliver, MD
Class of 2023