Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


Advancing Health and Well-Being for All- highlights our deep commitment to social justice, diversity, equity and inclusion. To achieve our mission, our residents are highly engaged in community-based grassroots efforts, individual and program development/advocacy initiatives, mentorship, and partnering with program and community leaders to create opportunities for everyone to thrive.

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else." – Booker T. Washington

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." – Helen Keller

Program Leadership Engagement in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • Associate Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity and Well-Being, Department of Internal Medicine

  • Medical School Admissions Executive Committee

  • Advancing Asians in Leadership

  • Advisor/Mentor, Black Medical Association (BMA)

  • Advisor/Mentor, Latin American Native American Medical Association (LANAMA)

  • Advisor/Mentor, American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA)

  • Mentor, Health Sciences Scholars Program (undergraduate)

  • Doctors of Tomorrow (High School)

Clinical Experiences

  • The Corner Health Center (required)

  • Med-Peds Community Health (required)

  • Med-Peds Ambulatory III- Health Disparities (required)

  • Neighborhood Family Health Center (continuity clinic site)

  • Support for 4-week “away” electives (underserved locations, including international)

  • Individualized advocacy elective

  • Ypsilanti Women’s Correctional facility (elective)

  • Hamilton Clinic (Flint, MI) (new elective)

  • Migrant Farm Workers’ Clinic (Adrian, MI) (volunteer)

  • Student Run Free Clinic (volunteer)


  • Med-Peds Residency Program DEI Committee

  • Med-Peds House Officer Selection Committee

  • Pediatricians for Black Lives


  • Implicit bias training for all residents (required)

  • DEI curriculum embedded within Med-Peds monthly conference (required)

  • Health Equity Scholars Program (GME)

  • Global Health Research Certificate Program (GME)


  • Working to establish partnerships and to connect residents with Doctors of Tomorrow and Health Sciences Scholars Program