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Diversity and Inclusion

Our Difference is Our Strength

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The Division of Hospital Medicine is highly committed to foster and promote the core values of the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Office for Inclusion and Culture; this includes promoting a diverse and all-inclusive workplace and leveraging the effects of inclusion and diversity to achieve the core mission and vision of the University of Rochester Medical Center.

Our Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Advocacy (IDEA) Committee has prioritized the creation of a safe, welcoming, and open space for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and LGBTQIA+ within our division and the medical center to discuss, without fear or trepidation, matters related to racial inequality and inclusiveness.

Within the Hospital Medicine Division

  • We promise salary equity across the division regardless of gender, race, or sexual orientation
  • We aim to promote diversity in leadership, speakers, and interviewers
  • We are actively working on creating a pipeline for under-represented minorities with a focus on mitigating social injustice and health care disparities
  • We have started to include anti-racist education as part of our faculty development
    • Bias Reduction in Internal Medicine (BRIM) Initiative for all faculty to complete
    • Micro-aggression faculty development workshops
    • Faculty led Journal Club
    • Book Clubs discussing race, anti-racism, and diversity issues

Inter-departmental Collaboration and Community Outreach 

  • BIPOC student mentorship program – promote and facilitate individualized mentorship for self-identified students who are Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) or LGBTQIA+
    • Working with high school students in the UR Teen Health & Success Program
  • Ordering from Black Owned Businesses for division lunches and supplies
  • Collaborating with our Internal Medicine and Medicine-Pediatrics residency programs and the medical school to increase representation and retain students and residents upon graduation
  • Collaboration with the Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Department of Medicine and the URMC office of Inclusion & Culture

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