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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging


Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) is the major focus of our residency program.

The Residency Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Committee (DEIB)

  • Includes 30+ members with expertise and passion for DEIB and will include all interested Family Medicine Residents.

Members include the Morehouse School of Medicine Designated Institutional Officer (DIO) and Associate Dean, Assistant Dean, Chief Officer for Diversity and Inclusion; More in Common Alliance Chief Administrative Officer; Dominican Hospital President and CEO, Chief Medical Officer; California Medical Association President; Salud Para La Gente Chief Medical Officer; Santa Cruz Community Health Chief Medical Officer and other leaders from collaborating medical groups and community organizations sharing our mission to advance health equity. 

  • Meets quarterly and as needed to ensure all aspects of the GME and UME programs align with the principles and practices of DEIB

Residency Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) Statement

The Morehouse School of Medicine Dominican Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program is committed to improving health equity by increasing the number of underrepresented in medicine (URiM) and fluency in DEIB.

Our Programs seek to recruit and train those from racial and ethnic populations underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population. 

Diversifying the physician workforce is a well supported means to effectively improve health outcomes to the most marginalized and vulnerable communities. (see ACGME references 1 & 2)

We value those with a lived commitment to service and will examine their lived experiences when using our designed holistic approach for resident selection and evaluation. 

Residents who join us in our program will find we are intentional about integrating a lens of equity and a sense of belonging throughout all didactics and clinical experiences. 

Residents will train with faculty and staff who are supported by Dominican Hospital and our academic sponsor Morehouse School of Medicine. 

Residents, Faculty and staff will be supported to adopt best practices to employ diversity, equity, inclusion,and belonging in the residency training workplace. 

We look forward to creating the next generation of Family Medicine physicians who will go on after residency to continue advancing health equity for the communities we serve.

Diversity is a fact.
Equity is a choice.
Inclusion is an action.
Belonging is an outcome.