Diversity is the richness in human differences. In an inclusive environment, each person is valued for their unique identities. We acknowledge the inherent racial disparities and social injustices in our current health care society and strive to increase awareness.
A diverse and inclusive learning/working environment comprising of people from various cultures, backgrounds and beliefs, and most importantly, one that is representative of our communities, helps to bring together people with different capabilities and experiences. We believe that this is key to achieving excellence in our mission of patient care, education, and research in order to address the healthcare needs of our multicultural society.
Jefferson is a community of scholars dedicated to outstanding patient care as well as research and innovative education. We strive to provide the highest level of care to our diverse patient population. Therefore, we aim to enhance diversity amongst faculty, residents, students, and staff, and to ensure their cultural competence. In our residency program, we believe that a diverse and inclusive environment is the key to providing compassionate and culturally sensitive care to the population that we serve.
Jefferson Health as an enterprise is committed to diversity with a dedicated Department of Inclusion, Diversity & Community Engagement. Jefferson Health has also launched a systemic initiative to make Jefferson a leader in building a future of equity, justice and respect.
To hear about more our approach to diversity, inclusion, community engagement and health disparities or if you have any questions, feel free to contact us. To learn more about diversity at Jefferson, please visit the GME & Diversity page here.