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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Our Residency Programs & Diversity

We recognize the important role diversity, equity, and inclusion play in creating a culture of collaboration and teamwork.

We support this work through by:

  • Improving the health and well-being of underrepresented minorities through focused efforts in community outreach
  • Providing broad resident education on topics ranging from cultural humility to social determinants of health
  • Providing faculty development designed to foster an inclusive workplace and raise awareness of implicit bias
  • Executing scholarly work to advance the care of diverse groups of patients
  • Actively recruiting diverse learners, faculty, and staff into our Community Memorial community through our sponsoring institutional policies, faculty education on recruitment, outreach, and our high school pathways program
  • Encouraging mentor relationships with faculty to support and retain residents and enrich the experience of faculty
  • Tracking and reporting metrics on diversity to better inform our efforts and to measure our success

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Journal Clubs

We host regular journal clubs in all of our specialties. Recognizing the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the care we provide, we incorporate DEI articles in journal clubs to provide safe spaces for impactful dialogue on how bias and racism have affected our patient and care community. These journal clubs also build trust among residents and faculty.

Residents and faculty can access the Community Memorial Library Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion page for journal articles, podcasts, and videos.

Building Trust Through Diversity, Health Care Equity, and Inclusion in Internal Medicine Grant Award

Community Memorial is among the leading Internal Medicine programs awarded grants to promote more equity in healthcare. Learn more about our innovative Dialogues Around Diversity project.

Community Memorial Scholarship for Fourth Year Audition Rotations

Our Graduate Medical Education program is committed to supporting the professional development of students underrepresented in medicine. We invite interested underrepresented fourth year medical students with financial need who have faced adversity due to their social identities or backgrounds to apply for our Community Memorial Scholarship program.

Through the program, we offer an elective two- to four-week clinical rotation, supported by:

  • Up to a $3000 stipend to assist with documented housing/travel expenses
  • Meals while on hospital campus
  • Faculty & senior resident mentorship

Students can apply to our fourth year audition rotation through the VSLO website. On the application, students eligible for and interested in, our scholarship should check the applicable box and complete that portion of the application.