GME Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The GME Office at the UWSOM is committed to recruiting underrepresented minorities and physicians with diverse backgrounds to our residency and fellowship programs. Diversity of ideas and experiences is integral to our educational and clinical missions. In this context, we are mindful of all aspects of human differences such as socio-economic status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identify or expression, spiritual practice, geography, disability and age.
As a core value, diversity is demonstrated by a community of multiple voices and perspectives. We can achieve inclusion by nurturing the climate and culture of our training programs through professional development, education, modeling, policy and practice. All individuals in our GME community are responsible for creating a welcoming and respectful environment where each person is valued.
We are committed to increasing the presence of underrepresented minorities within our community, and sustaining the diversity of our housestaff and faculty, ensuring the success of all trainees during their education.
Network of Underrepresented Residents and Fellows
The UW Network of Underrepresented Residents and Fellows (NURF) aims to promote cultural diversity in medicine through community involvement, mentorship, professional networking and recruitment of underrepresented minorities in medicine.