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. Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals host a variety of Visiting Student Diversity Clerkships for students, including those who are underrepresented in Medicine. They provide financial support for fourth-year medical students outside of SKMC, giving the student a chance to learn in-depth about Jefferson Residency Programs as well as a chance to meet with the Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Community Engagement.

    Visiting Clerkships for Underrepresented Minority Medical Students

    We have formal Visiting Student Diversity Clerkships in:

  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.