The Vision: To educate and empower the next generation of medical leaders to carry forward the mission of diversity and inclusion.
Background: The patient population is rapidly becoming more diverse, yet the healthcare workforce has remained static in reflecting the patients we serve across diverse backgrounds. Medical leadership needs more representation of racial, ethnic, sexual and gender minorities. Building leadership and scholarship capacity for improving diversity and inclusion efforts should begin early during residency and fellowship training. This will strengthen the faculty pipeline in academic medicine and ensure that our core values of diversity and inclusion are reflected in our medical programs, leadership, and culture.
Program Outline: a 10-month longitudinal program for residents and fellows that provides leadership training and mentorship in creating scholarly works around diversity and inclusion topics. It consists of monthly, 2-hour Wednesday evening sessions from 6-8pm. The expectation is that participants will attend a minimum of 8 of the 10 sessions. The first hour is devoted to interactive discussion-based lectures led by leaders in and outside of the Stanford community. The second hour is spent working in mentored, small groups on developing workshop presentations, culminating in the annual Diversity and Inclusion Forum to showcase the scholarly works completed.