EDI at UCLA
The Internal Medicine Resident Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (IM REDI) committee thrives in the greater UCLA EDI community, supported by our department, graduate medical education, as well as our health system. As change towards a more equitable future occurs at every level, please review the myriad of ways UCLA physicians impact change.
- UCLA Health “Conversations with Leadership: Steps to Advance Racial Equity”: Vice Chancellor John Mazziotta, President Johnese Spisso and Dean Kelsey Martin host regular “Conversations with Leadership” sessions with the entire UCLA Health organization, to begin an open dialogue and partnership as they share plans for achieving racial equity through anti-racist efforts, while also hearing recommendations and ideas from the broader UCLA Health community.
- The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (DGSOM) Anti-racism roadmap:
The roadmap is a path to ensuring racial justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. Strategies and actions across all areas will be co-created over the coming months and years in close collaboration with the DGSOM Faculty Equity and Diversity Inclusion Committee, the DGSOM Staff Racial Justice Task Force, and our entire DGSOM community of trainees, staff and faculty.
- Road to Residency, a URM medical student conference on the residency match process, hosted by UCLA Graduate Medical Education:
This program gives medical students the opportunity to learn about residency programs at UCLA, meet residents and faculty of historically underrepresented backgrounds, and engage with leadership from multiple departments. The program offers many resources, workshops, and networking opportunities to prepare students to be the best candidate possible.
- UCLA Department of Medicine Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion:
The mission of DOM EDI is to become the exemplar Department of Medicine program/center in the nation for advancing diversity, equity and inclusion for students, residents, fellows and faculty in the context of scientific excellence, outstanding scholarship/innovation and the highest level of compassionate, high-quality care for our patients. To do this, we focus our efforts on open conversation, sharing ideas, data, and knowledge to build a thriving and inclusive community that fosters the success of us all.
- UCLA GME Subcommittee on EDI:
UCLA is committed to training physicians of all backgrounds to be best prepared to care for a multicultural patient population. We strive to create a learning and working environment that is inclusive and supportive of all of our trainees, including those coming from backgrounds underrepresented in the field of medicine. We believe that together we are stronger, and thus focus our efforts on collaborating across our various training programs to build community. The GME Subcommittee on Equity and Diversity Inclusion was created as part of our Office’s mission to bring together faculty and housestaff at various levels of training to enhance efforts surrounding recruitment, retention and reaching back.
- U ACT:
We are UCLA residents, fellows, and faculty members from multiple specialties who started U ACT in January 2020 out of a desire to improve advocacy education and opportunities for trainees, and help coordinate advocacy efforts across specialties.