Diversity & Inclusion

Our Mission

The GME department works closely with UVA faculty and the Housestaff Council for Diversity and Inclusion to stimulate meaningful conversations about race, privilege and representation in our community. Our goal is to ensure that all residents, no matter their race, sexuality, country of origin, gender, religion or able-bodiedness, feel included at UVA.This page is a hub for GME diversity events, local happenings and institutional/program level resources.

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The House Staff Council for Diversity & Inclusion is committed to promoting diversity and tolerance within the housestaff community by building a culture of inclusion and respect, engaging with future housestaff members, and leveraging the diversity of its members in collaboration with the greater Charlottesville community.

Congratulations to HCDI for being selected as a recipient of the 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. from the University of Virginia Health System!

NEW URiM Leadership Program and Travel Scholarship

URiM Leadership Program and Travel Scholarship

For 4th Year Medical Students

Leadership in Medicine

The UVA GME Community is sponsoring a new leadership opportunity for 4th year medical students accepted into elective rotations at UVA (July-October). Those students may also apply for this supplemental program. Friday afternoons during each block will be dedicated to seminars, workshops and hands-on experiences in Leadership in Medicine, Addressing Health Disparities, Successful Residency Applications and Internship Survival.

Additionally, participants will have a dinner with current Trainees and representatives from the Housestaff Council for Diversity and Inclusion, faciliated meetings for those interested in research, tour of the hospital and Charlottesville, meeting with the Chief Diversity Officer.

There will be a limited number of $1,500 travel scholarships available.

Eligibility and Application Process

The Program is open to 4th year students who either are part of a group underrepresented in medicine or who have a strong interest in DEI work. Interested students must apply and be accepted to the clerkship of their choice through VSOL. Space in the Leadership Program is limited.

The Program and Scholarship application can be found in the Required Documents section of the AAMC’s VSLO application. Participating electives can be found in almost all of our core residency programs.

Please contact the individual UVA Clerkship Coordinators with any questions.

2024 Trainee Diversity & Inclusion Conference Recap

The 2024 Trainee Diversity & Inclusion Conference featured a day’s worth of presentations focusing on Bridging Home and Health.

Check out some of the highlights.

2024 Trainee Diversity & Inclusion Conference in photos

  • Keynote Speaker Dr. Calvin Johnson captivates the crowd.

  • Dr. Johnson's presentation includes his work with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

  • Thomas Okuda Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia (HOME) .

  • Mr.Fitzpatrick giving a passionate presentation on housing discrimination in Virginia.

  • Conference attendees learning about the housing issues.

  • Attendees also gain perspective on how housing effects healthcare.

  • People are transfixed by the presentations.

  • Brooke Lehmann, a lecturer at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, discusses health & child welfare.

  • Participants are truly engaged throughout the day.

  • Allan Tsung MD, Chair of the Department of Surgery awaits a surprise announcement.

  • Anthony Norman, MD Surgery Co-President HCDI, Diane Farineau, M.S. Director, GME Office, Chioma Moneme, MD, MBA Surgery Co-President HCDI, and Susan Kirk MD announce a new award.

  • Mark Fleming MD II listens closely as his name is announced during the presentation.

  • The moment Dr. Fleming II realizes that an award is now named after him.

  • Mark Fleming II MD speaks to the audience as the recipient of a new award named in his honor.

  • The inaugural Mark A. Fleming, II MD Award for Advocacy and Advancement of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in GME. An honor recognizing his years of work making us all better.

  • Dr. Tsung congratulates Dr. Fleming II for his accomplishments.

  • Shivani Hanchate, MD, Dr. Norman, Dr. Johnson, and Dr. Moneme.

  • THE HCDI Council members Dr. Hanchate, Dr. Norman, Dr. Moneme, Sheridan Reed, MD, Jeunice Owens-Walton, MD, & Bridgette Love MD.

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