The EDI curriculum committee is dedicated to making EDI education a foundation of the UCLA internal medicine program. We implement and continually update the structured curriculum in dedicated teaching spaces such as Grand Rounds, noon conferences, and foundational +1 didactics. We ensure representation of various EDI topics including healthcare disparities, racism in medicine, and LGBTQ+ health with key speakers and educators in these fields. We have also helped launch a special hands-on EDI 'Tuesday Curriculum' series where we provide a deeper space to focus EDI learning into action, with workshops that include social determinants of health, microaggression bystander training, and healthcare advocacy. The committee also hopes to implement EDI journal club conferences and create a running EDI thread throughout all educational lectures to help our residents develop cognizance of EDI impacts in medicine regardless of their future career paths.
Community Outreach Subcommittee
We strive to increase the presence and sense of community of EDI within our Internal Medicine program with the hopes that it will strengthen our EDI community across all programs here at UCLA.
Our main goal for the year is to promote our diversity efforts here at UCLA with the ultimate goal of increasing the URM representation in the internal medicine program. We are currently working on compiling data to show an accurate representation of the patient population we treat in Los Angeles.
Our ultimate vision this year is to continue to build bridges to all residency programs in our UCLA Health family such that we can unite to continue to advocate for LGBTQIA+ health disparities. We intend to enrich our residency curriculum this year with LGBTQIA+ health topics such that we can better meet the needs of queer communities.