Diversity & Inclusion

GME & Diversity

Attracting and developing a resident workforce is important for the care of patients as well as the education of our medical teams.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives (ODII) is involved in the following:

  1. Recruitment: using a team approach and including SKMC medical students, SKMC faculty, and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (TJUH) residents, medical students are provided with information about Jefferson residency programs.
  2. The Visiting Clerkship for Underrepresented Minority (URM) student provides financial support for URM fourth year medical students from outside of SKMC. This gives the student a chance to learn in-depth about Jefferson Residency Programs as well as a chance to meet with the Associate Dean for Diversity and Community Engagement.

    Visiting Clerkships for Underrepresented Minority Medical Students
  3. The ODII, in conjunction with the Departments of Emergency Medicine, Family and Community Medicine, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, developed a joint cultural competency education curriculum. This offers all Jefferson residents the opportunity to receive standardized cultural competency education.