At Georgetown we embrace diversity in our residency, our faculty, and our community. We understand that an inclusive academic program will enrich our learning environment and improve care of the patients we serve. Our program is dedicated to recruiting and retaining a diverse group of residents and faculty. Our team welcomes members of all ages, ethnicities, genders, races, religions, sexual orientations and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Diversity and inclusion permeates all aspects of our curriculum. Every clinical shift our residents have the opportunity to care for and learn from a profoundly diverse patient population. We offer elective rotations focused on the care of unique populations. During didactics, we address the importance of diversity and inclusion via lectures, journal clubs, workshops, small group discussions, and simulation. We highlight the importance of understanding and mitigating implicit bias.
Implicit Association Tests, Micro-Lectures, Small Group Discussions, and Large Group Discussions Facilitated by Beth Pontius, MD, and Dave Carlberg, MD
Grand Rounds Special Simulation – Jason Rotoli, MD – University of Rochester EM
Fellow Lecture – Sarah Goldman, MD, Health Policy
Journal Club - Goddu AP, O’Connor KJ, et al. Do Words Matter? Stigmatizing Language and the Transmission of Bias in the Medical Record. J Gen Intern Med. 2018; 33: 685-691.
Journal Club - Maragh-Bass AC, Torain M. Risks, Benefits, and Importance of Collecting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data in Healthcare Settings: A Multi-Method Analysis of Patient and Provider Perspectives. LGBT Health. 2017; 4: 141-152.
Journal Club - Tarraf W, Vega W, and Gonzalez H. Emergency Department Services Use among Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Groups in the United States. J Immigr Minor Health. 2014 August ; 16(4): 595–606.
Patrick Finan, MD, David Carlberg, MD, Diana Ladkany, MD, and Jessica Palmer, MD