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 GME Anti-racism/Anti-bias Curriculum offers a standardized foundational curriculum that addresses inclusive interpersonal skills, social determinants of health and structural racism in medicine.  It is coupled with a specialty-specific health disparities curriculum that builds on the foundational curriculum. The program is offered to all TJUH residency programs.
  4. The GME Second Look Visit Program is an opportunity for TJUH residency applicants to meet our underrepresented minority and LGBTQ+ students, residents and faculty and to learn more about the diversity, equity and inclusion programs at Jefferson.