Resident Diversity Initiative
Letter from the UNC Office of Graduate Medical Education
We believe that the richness of a diverse workplace drives all to their very best, professionally and personally. Cultural competence is not only about relating to patients and their families; it is about working in a culturally rich environment. The patient population we serve at UNC Hospitals is remarkably diverse and, as such, diversity in our residency, fellowship, nursing, faculty and staff enables us to better serve their needs. Promoting diversity in our residency programs is the right thing for our institution, and enables us to provide the very best in clinical care, education and research to the remarkable patients that we serve.
Contact the Resident Diversity Initiative to find out more.
The UNC Health Care Resident Diversity Initiative is composed of residents, fellows and attending physicians who are committed to maintaining and expanding the diversity of UNC Hospitals’ residency and fellowship programs as well as its faculty. Our mission is to promote minority representation in the hospital’s various training programs and to support a culture that cherishes and values diversity in the hospital community by:
1) Helping to recruit the most qualified medical students from under-represented minority groups to our residency programs
2) Strengthening the ties between under-represented medical students, house staff and faculty in the hospital community
3) Promoting retention of qualified, under-represented medical students, residents, fellows and faculty
4) Strengthening the hospital's ties with the under-represented communities of Chapel Hill and across the state of North Carolina through active participation in the recruitment process and provision of a supportive and nurturing environment. Once recruited, we are dedicated to ensuring that the medical staff of UNC Hospitals is reflective of the community that it serves
The Resident Diversity Initiative is a key component of the UNC SOM Faculty Pipeline Initiatives, programs aimed at increasing the number of qualified candidates from under-represented minority populations that serve in faculty leadership positions at UNC. Learn more about the Faculty Pipeline Initiatives.
Interested in contacting a current resident in a particular program? Please review the list of GME Programs
and contact the program coordinator to find out more information or to put you in touch with a current resident who can speak about diversity within the program. Contact us
to ask any other specific questions.
2017 Carolina First Look
We will be attending the following conferences for the remainder of 2017. Please see the links below for more information about these conferences and contact us
if you would be interested in joining us to recruit at one of these events:
Larry D. Keith Visiting Student Clerkship
The Larry D. Keith Visiting Student Electives Scholarship is a funding opportunity sponsored by the UNC School of Medicine Faculty Pipeline Initiatives and specifically targets underrepresented medical students and those committed to serving in underserved communities.
Learn more about enrolling as a visiting student at UNC School of Medicine.
Diversity of NC Health Care Workforce