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AMRF is an organization for trainees who identify as part of groups historically underrepresented in medicine (URiM). Therefore, to qualify to become a member, you must be a current or former URMC resident or fellow (MD/DO), and identify as URiM.

According to the AAMC1, "Underrepresented in medicine means those racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population."

Historically, this has included Blacks or African Americans and Hispanic or Latinx.

We would still love to have you involved, please consider becoming an ally!

An ally is an individual who supports AMRF's mission and goals by advocating for the creation of psychologically safe spaces for their black and brown colleagues, and supports diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts within his/her own departments and across the medical center.

We encourage you to support AMRF’s mission and goals by advocating for the creation of psychologically safe spaces for black and brown colleagues.

We ask that you join and support diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts within your own departments and across the medical center.

Please visit the Office of Equity and Inclusion for more information on the anti-racism action plan and ways to participate.

To become an ally, please complete our form.

An affiliate is an organization that supports AMRF missions and goals and has pledged to be proactive in promoting and supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts within their organization and/or across the University.

The affiliate organizations listed on the AMRF website are those organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to DEI efforts through action within their organization and have worked in concert with AMRF to further our mutual missions and goals.

An ally is an individual while an affiliate is an organization.

AMRF strongly believes that there needs to be safe spaces for those who identify with diverse backgrounds, other than those represented by our organization.

We encourage and support the creation of other interest or affinity groups at the trainee level and would direct anyone with interest in creating their own organization to the Office of Equity and Inclusion.

We at AMRF look forward to engaging in activities alongside other organizations representing our diverse medical center community and we support the University of Rochester’s pledged commitment to creating myriad spaces that are reflective of the diversity of its workforce and community.

References
1AAMC Underrepresented in Medicine Definition

More Questions?

Please visit the Office of Equity and Inclusion.