The Department of Internal Medicine strives to create an inviting environment and institutional culture of inclusivity where every individual’s unique and diverse characteristics are valued and respected. We sustain the richness of our department by recruiting and retaining trainees, staff and faculty from diverse backgrounds and talents. We believe an institution is best equipped to succeed when its members represent the population that it serves. At Yale, we have access to rich cultural opportunities to connect with other professionals in and around Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) and the city of New Haven.

To further expand the department’s diversity and inclusion efforts, in 2016, twelve years after holding the YNHH Adult Primary Care Center Medical Director position, Inginia Genao, MD, was appointed to the inaugural post of Department of Medicine associate chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. In 2017, she assumed the additional role of Graduate Medical Education director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for YNHH.

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Minority Faculty Resources

There are a variety of minority faculty resources available at Yale that support Yale's commitment to promote racial, gender, ethnic and socioeconomic diversity.

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Minority Resident & Fellow Resources

The Minority Housestaff Organization (MHO) is an organization that dedicated to creating a supportive and fecund environment for minorities throughout Yale New Haven Health. Members include...

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Yale Visiting Program for Students Underrepresented in Medicine (YVPSUM)

The Yale Visiting Program for Students Underrepresented in Medicine (YVPSUM) was inaugurated in 2017. It offers an opportunity for URM medical students to spend four weeks in a medicine...

Associate Chair for Diversity and Inclusion

Inginia Genao, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

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Diversity Upcoming Events

Under-Represented Minorities Dinner

Thursday, January 24, 2019

6 - 10 p.m.

By invitation only

Honored Guests: URM Candidates for Residency Training at Yale

Location: The New Haven Lawn Club, 193 Whitney Ave., New Haven

Hosted by: Dr. Inginia Genao, YNHH GME Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

For more information, contact Karen May in the GME Office at 203-688-1449.