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Diversity

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.

We believe that:

  • Focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion is critical to our mission
  • Providing a safe, welcoming environment for people of all backgrounds results in beneficial diversity of thought
  • Having a diverse team enhances our ability to provide excellent clinical care, research, and medical education.

We commit to:

  • Increasing discussions of importance or diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Enhancing outreach to increase our diversity
  • Identifying and combatting implicit and explicit bias
  • Ensuring equitable treatment of all
  • Working to rectify situations that have resulted in certain populations being underserved (regarding equitable medical experiences and education)
Created in December 2020 and inaugurated in June 2021, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Internal Medicine (ODEIM) will support the department’s DEI plan.