For Prospective Residents and Fellows

We recruit and support the matriculation of diverse learners by expanding our applicant pool and improving the pathway to residency to include strong candidates, traditionally underrepresented in medicine (URiM) who reflect the diverse community in Atlanta and the patients we serve.

Mentorship and Enrichment Programs

Office of Multicultural Affairs offers a number of mentorship opportunities and events that expose learners to faculty and residents such as the EMPACT Mentoring Program for URiM Emory medical students and EmPREP, a webinar series designed for pre-medical students.

Individual departments offer research and mentorship opportunities for pre-medical and pre-clinical medical students interested in specific specialties. Some examples of current programs include: 

Recruitment Events

We support opportunities for diverse residency and fellowship candidates to learn more about the School of Medicine and to connect with other applicants, current trainees and faculty. Examples of our recruitment and outreach events are:

  • Inaugural DEI Open House event where we provide an overview to all residency and fellowship applicants interested in DEI efforts at the school and a chance to engage with DEI leaders at the department level
  • Annual Morehouse School of Medicine Career Day
  • Individual departmental informational sessions, open houses and Diversity Interview Days

 

 

For Current Emory Trainees

We support our trainees in their professional development and social needs. In addition to the technical and instrumental support from GME, we offer opportunities for trainees to get engaged in DEI activities and learn more about their community, social justice and feel celebrated in all of their intersectional identities.

OMA Engagement

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) offers opportunities for trainees to engage with learners interested in pursuing the field of medicine at all stages of their educational career. Trainees can serve as:

  • Instructors or presenters in the following OMA enrichment and pipeline programs:
    • EPiC, a longitudinal program for high school students
    • Summer Science Academy, a summer camp for 9th and 10th graders 
    • EmPREP, a webinar series for pre-med students 
    • HealthPREP, an 8-week experience for low income and first generation college students  
  • Mentors to Emory URiM medical students through EMPACT
  • Program representatives for recruitment efforts at local fairs and national conferences

Affinity Groups

In addition to Emory employee resource groups and department-level and school-level DEI committees and affinity groups in which trainees can participate, we support the development of GME affinity groups to enable housestaff from diverse backgrounds across programs to socialize and collaborate.

  • Trainee DEI Taskforce, an umbrella organization for DEI-related programming for trainees
  • GME Pride, an affinity group for trainees who identify as LGBTQ+ and allies. Email for more information or join the listserv.

To join an existing or suggest a new affinity group, please fill out the GME Diversity Engagement Survey. There are also listservs based on identity to amplify specific programming or connect to related faculty and student affinity groups

Events and Programs

In addition to providing DEI curricula support and educational workshops for trainees through their programs, the OMA hosts a number of cultural and professional development events for trainees including quarterly check-in sessions for URiM trainees, cultural events in alignment with affinity month celebrations and listening sessions by request.

We also collaborate with and promote DEI-related events and programs with the Office of Equity and Inclusion, the Faculty Staff Assistance Program and individual departments and programs.

Please check out our calendar of events and the DEI section of the weekly GME newsletter for most up-to-date information on both school-wide and GME-specific DEI events.

For GME Program Directors, Faculty and Staff

Part of our mission is to advise and partner with program leadership and support teams in efforts to create and sustain program-specific recruitment, retention and educational efforts related to DEI and share better practices amongst program and DEI leaders.

Recruitment

We have an institutional commitment to improve recruitment and retention of a diverse trainee workforce that is representative of the diverse patient population we serve. GME leadership encourages all program directors, faculty, staff and senior trainees who are involved in trainee recruitment or interviewing to take part in an Implicit Bias Training education session specific to GME recruitment.

To date, over 300 GME faculty, staff and senior trainees have participated in such sessions and refreshers are recommended annually.

In addition, we offer assistance to each program with development and implementation of specific strategies relevant to their programs by providing program-specific data and consultation.

DEI Curricula

In alignment with the school's DEI strategic plan, and the Actionable Education Initiative, we offer workshops on Implicit Bias, Bystander to Upstander Response to Microaggressions, Cultural Humility and Anti-Racism, as well as topics related to health equity. You may also access these topics through the core curriculum roadshow.

We highly recommend that all programs engage in these foundational workshops, but also encourage all leaders to integrate DEI concepts such as social determinants of health and health inequities throughout the longitudinal curricula. There are a number of anti-racism resources and webinar video archives available from the Office of Equity and Inclusion for ongoing education of faculty and trainees. Consultation on DEI curricula development or evaluation is also available.

Collaboration

We look forward to engaging and partnering with departmental DEI committees, leadership and faculty to create and evaluate programming, discuss concerns and training needs and share better practices both within and externally to Emory through development of scholarship. We aim to maintain bi-directional communication and collaboration through the following:

  • Annual recruitment data reports
  • Annual trainee surveys
  • Engagement in DEI Council
  • Reporting at GME Committee and other program director meetings
  • One-on-one meetings with program leaders
  • Engagement in departmental DEI committees 
  • Engagement with other medical schools' leaders and faculty

Departmental Programming

Many departments in the School of Medicine have dedicated diversity, equity and inclusion programs to support learners. Explore your department's resources.

Housestaff Organization Diversity Chair

Dr. Martin Campbell, Internal Medicine, is serving as this year's Housestaff Organization's diversity chair. Martin is also co-president of the Churchwell Diversity and Inclusion Council, the resident diversity organization for the Department of Medicine. 

 

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Contact Us

Office of Graduate Medical Education
Emory University School of Medicine
100 Woodruff Circle, Suite 327
Atlanta, GA 30322
gme@emory.edu

Nancy DeSousa, PhD, MPH
Assistant Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs
Learner Diversity Programs for Graduate Medical Education 
Emory University School of Medicine
100 Woodruff Circle, Suite P185
Atlanta, GA 30322
Phone: 404-727-4218
Fax: 404-727-0045
ndesous@emory.edu 

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