Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI)

We now offer a Visiting Student Scholarship to under-represented students!

The UCLA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is committed to enculturating EDI.  

Our EDI Committee Chaired by Dr. Sharon Hame has set ambitious goals to accomplish in the coming year.  

Our EDI Committee Chaired by Dr. Sharon Hame has set ambitious goals to accomplish in the coming year.

Conduct department-wide EDI survey using the survey tool developed by the David Geffen School of Medicine to understand EDI climate, needs, and opportunities with the goal of developing an action plan based on the results. Implement the action plan and re-survey the department to confirm improvements.

Establish a Visiting Student Scholarship program for medical students from underrepresented backgrounds to foster interest in Orthopaedic Surgery and encourage students to visit the department.

Develop and support Adaptive Sports Medicine Program with recreational and competitive components for athletes admitted to UCLA and UCLA undergraduate student athletes. The program aims to start by supporting wheelchair tennis and wheelchair basketball.  The program’s long-term goal is to support UCLA adaptive sports teams. 

Incorporate EDI topics into Grand Rounds.

Incorporate EDI topics into Grand Rounds.

If you have questions about the EDI Committee, please contact the Committee's administrative support, Marie Dyer at [email protected]

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Read EDI Updates in our Newsletter

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Additional Resources

UCLA Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

UCLA EDI Toolkits

UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: Diversity as a Strategic Goal

Southern Poverty Law Center: Responding to Everyday Bigotry

Daniel Wheeler, et al., Twelve Tips for Responding to Microagressions and Overt Discrimination