In 2016, the Department of Internal Medicine's Diversity Committee was formed by Dr. Inginia Genao to improve the retention and recruitment of underrepresented minority faculty and trainees by expanding outreach efforts both within and outside of Yale.
Members include medical students, residents, faculty, business professionals from different medicine sub-specialties. The work of the committee and subsequent sub-committees has focused on diversifying the faculty pipeline through trainee recruitment efforts.
To increase the diversity of the trainee pipeline, committee members are also visiting HBCUs across the U.S. to share all that Yale has to offer and encourage medical students to learn more about Yale by speaking to our faculty and trainees, and completing away electives at Yale School of Medicine.
The Diversity Committee At-Large is a group of all interested individuals. Furthermore, there are a number of individual working groups (login required), each tasked with bringing specific elements of the Department's DEI Strategic Plan to life.