Diversity and Inclusion

The Department of Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine is committed to recruiting diverse physicians to our residency program. In this context, we are mindful of all aspects of human differences such as socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, spiritual practice, geography, disability, career goals, and age.

Diversity as a core value embodies inclusiveness, mutual respect, and multiple perspectives. Inclusion is a critical element for successfully achieving diversity. Inclusion is achieved by nurturing the climate and culture of the program through professional development, education, policy, and practice. Our objective is to create a climate that fosters belonging, respect, and value for all and encourages engagement and connection throughout the institution.

We believe that diversity enhances the educational climate and that educational outcomes are directly improved as a result. Moreover, we believe that the constantly changing demographics locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally make it imperative that the program create a workforce for the future that is capable of understanding, communicating and providing service to individuals from the most varied backgrounds. In this way, diversity enhances creativity and thoughtfulness in our patient care and research, and serves as a catalyst for change ultimately resulting in greater health care equity and a reduction in health care disparities. This eventually leads to better solutions to the healthcare needs of the populations we serve.

We are committed to increasing the diversity of our housestaff and our faculty for the years to come and ensuring the success of our trainees who come from backgrounds currently underrepresented in medicine.

To learn more about diversity at the University of Washington School of Medicine, please explore the following online resources:

If you would like to learn more about diversity and inclusion in the Internal Medicine Residency Program, please feel free to contact us at any time.

Kenneth P. Steinberg, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Program Director

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