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Diversity and Inclusion

Graduate Medical Education Diversity and Inclusion Statement

The office of Graduate Medical Education has a commitment to the education of our faculty, fellows, residents and staff across age, gender-identity-expression, race, ethnicity, country and regions of origin, cultures, socio-economic status, political beliefs, spiritual/religious beliefs or other ideologies, disabilities and sexual orientation. Through this mission we aim to:

  • Foster a diverse, equitable and inclusive learning environment.
  • Provide resources for residents, fellows, faculty and staff to enrich diversity, equity and inclusion through training, educational development and discourse.
  • Support diversifying the physician workforce to produce professionals that is reflective and can address the healthcare needs of the state and the nation.

Resources

Bias Reduction in Internal Medicine (BRIM)
The Department of Medicine (DOM) is holding a series of eight BRIM workshops for the purpose of proving training for recognizing and understanding implicit bias. These workshops will be held via Zoom and registration is required. All faculty, residents, fellows, Administration, Business Managers, and staff, are highly encouraged to attend any one of the eight sessions.

Cook County Physicians Association (CCPA)
Website: http://ccpachicago.org/
The Cook County Physicians Association was founded in order to address racial, political and economic problems in the delivery of medical care and education, especially as they impact African Americans. Among the goals of the Cook County Physicians Association is the desire to increase the number of African American physicians, as this is one of the critical issues of this time.

Diversity at the College of Medicine-Chicago
Website: http://chicago.medicine.uic.edu/education/md-student-life/diversity/
The College of Medicine aims to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive UI COM-munity, which will provide resources for students, trainees, faculty, and staff and support cross-college and interdisciplinary engagement and integration.

Medical Organization for Latino Advancement (MOLA)
Website: https://www.chicagomola.com/
MOLA is a non-profit association of Hispanic/Latino physicians and health professionals working for career advancement, linguistic and cultural competency, personal wellness, and health equity for the good of the entire Hispanic/Latino community.

Office for Access and Equity (OAE)
Website: http://www.uic.edu/depts/oae
As part of the Office of the Chancellor, OAE strives to increase access to employment, programs, and services in an environment free of unlawful discrimination and harassment.

Women Trainees Interest Group (WTIG)
Women Trainees Interest Group or WTIG, a group created for women residents from all programs at UIC. Our group's mission is to improve the health of underserved women in our community through advocacy and community outreach; to create mentorship for physicians in training; and to enhance education about women’s health within UIC's residency programs.