GME & Diversity
Attracting and developing a resident workforce is important for the care of patients as well as the education of our medical. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives (ODII) is involved in the following:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.