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Equity & Inclusion


Our program is committed to providing an inclusive, diverse, supportive, and respectful learning environment that values all individuals through our aims of equity and anti-racism actions. We recognize that the diversity of our residents does not match the diversity of our patients and endeavor to actively recruit and support residents who identify as historically excluded and underrepresented in medicine (EUiM) in a culture that celebrates each person’s unique experiences and perspectives. The progress in our anti-racism plan below is in addition to ongoing efforts to support other historically EUiM residents such as the LGBTQI+ community.

Residency Program Anti-Racism Progress

In light of the culminating events of 2020 that reflect hundreds of years of systemic racism, our residents and program have committed to an intentional anti-racist position with guidance from our Black residents, our institution’s Actions Speak Louder campaign, and the Black Physicians Network of Greater Rochester as well as in collaboration with Dr. Katherine Greenberg, Pediatric Vice Chair for Diversity and Culture Development. While we continue to push forward, this page highlights our progress over the past year.

Culture, Curriculum, Support, Recruitment


  • Changed our program aims to outline an intentional anti-racist position
  • Feature artwork in our residency space created by and reflective of our community
  • Collaborate with, advocate for, and support larger departmental and institutional efforts including membership in service-based and departmental equity groups


  • Delivered numerous diversity equity, and inclusion (DEI) educational content, which will transition to a monthly noon conference series in the 2021-22 academic year.
  • Employed community experts to train program leadership and residents in anti-racism and addressing microaggressions
  • Welcomed 3 pediatric residents into our Susan B. Anthony and Fredrick Douglass Scholars Program to train pediatricians and support their development in understanding and addressing health inequity


  • Completed and implemented AAMC Holistic Review Process with a focus on EUiM
  • Strive for resident compositional diversity on par with or exceeding national pediatric resident diversity
  • Support Visiting Clerkship Program for EUiM students


About URMC: Anti-Racism Action Plan

The School of Medicine and Dentistry partnered with the University's Office of Equity and Inclusion to develop a comprehensive Medical Center Equity and Anti-Racism Action Plan. The plan includes specific recommendations from anti-racism advocacy groups and allies, commits to strategies and actions that strengthen institutional diversity, identifies leaders, measures progress and provides transparency through regular reporting.

Adrienne Morgan, Ph.D.


Adrienne L. Morgan, Ph.D.
Sr. Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion, School of Medicine and Dentistry
Associate VP, Office of Equity and Inclusion
Pronouns: She, Her, Hers.

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