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Department of Internal Medicine

Residency Programs

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion 

Within our hospital system and residency program, we care for a very diverse patient population and find it important that our residents reflect this diversity. We have several different programs to promote diversity and inclusion within our programs.

Implicit Bias Improvement Group 

Every year we identify areas of our residency program that we wish to improve on and form working groups comprised of residents and faculty leaders. This year we started an Implicit Bias Improvement Group. 

Global Aim:  To explore and reduce implicit bias as healthcare providers providing optimal care to our diverse patient population, and to promote diversity and inclusion within the residency program. 

We meet monthly to learn about and discuss the impacts of implicit bias on patient care and physician workforce. We work to develop goals and initiatives to achieve our global aim.

Minority Housestaff Association

This is a multi-specialty group that was formed to promote the inclusion of under-represented housestaff. 

Mission: The Minority Housestaff Association seeks to create opportunities for the advancement of under-represented housestaff through mentorship, networking, professional development and community engagement while promoting an environment of diversity and inclusion across the UC Health System. 

The group works to support one another across specialties, create community through various events, and to recruit exceptional prospective applicants. This year, the groups co-presidents are Sara Maples (Family & Community Medicine PGY-2) and Tony Casillas (Internal Medicine - Pediatrics PGY-3). The senior and junior faculty advisors are Nita Walker, MD, and Bi Awosika, MD, who both belong to the Internal Medicine faculty. More information can be found on the Minority Housestaff Association facebook page.

Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) is committed to increasing the number of qualified underrepresented minority medical students, residents, and faculty at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. ODEI is under the leadership of Associate Dean Mia Mallory, MD, and Assistant Dean Lisa Johnson, MD. More information can be found on the ODEI website.

ODEI hosts a Diversity Second Look Event every year to introduce you to our diverse residents and faculty, as well as showcase our city and demonstrate the health disparities in Cincinnati. This year the event will be held from January 17th - January 19th, 2020. Please contact ODEI for more details.

Diversity & Inclusion

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Program Manager
Liz Bauke