Diversity, Equity, Inclusion – IDEA
We have a designated DEI curriculum that we have titled IDEA or Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Anti-racism/Allyship. This consists of lectures given to both residents and faculty in several topics, including microaggressions, privilege, intersectionality, racism in medicine, etc. In addition to integrated lectures, we have an active group of self-selected residents and faculty committed to promoting these subjects within our residency and department. This committee (Residency Diversity Committee) meets once a quarter and is responsible for leading our IDEA curriculum. They host residency dinner sessions once a quarter, during which we view a video/documentary on a current social issue, with a subsequent discussion, which we have called Rehumanizing Medicine. They also participate in recruitment events including diversity socials during interviews, conferences, etc. And they are responsible for leading our annual 21 Day Anti-Oppression Challenge and one additional community project of their choice. In addition, we have implemented a residency wide book club “The Growth Zone” during which we choose a DEI book that we all read together throughout the year.
Lucy Martinez, MD
IDEA (DEI) Curricular Director
Community Medicine Associate Curricular Director
“Remember to imagine and craft the worlds you cannot live without, just as you dismantle the ones you cannot live within.” — Ruha Benjamin.