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.
- Visiting URM Clerkships: Developed by the Department of Medicine with assistance from ODII, the visiting URM clerkship provides financial support for a URM fourth year medical student from another institution. This gives the student a chance to learn in-depth about the Internal Medicine Residency Program 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.