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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Our program is inclusive in its constituency; therefore, our term diversity includes underrepresented minorities (traditionally defined as African Americans, American Indians/Alaska Natives, and Latinos, who have historically comprised a minority of the U.S. population). We are inclusive of all people regardless of their ethnic identity, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability and language proficiency.

Our activities are varied and have included:

  • Welcoming events for new staff and trainees
  • Educational faculty training activities
  • Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts (training in strategies against masked aggressions)
  • Defeating Unconscious Bias
  • Seminar series on bias in the workplace with residents
  • Diversity dinners
  • Getting to know your community through food events

If you have any questions or would like additional information on diversity, equity and inclusion at Yale Pediatrics, please feel free to contact me at or any of the members of our Pediatric Diversity Council.

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The Yale Pediatric Diversity Council


The Yale Pediatric Diversity Council is an organization comprised of a group of residents, with the support of the Vice Chair of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as well as the pediatric department, who seek to promote diversity and inclusivity within the pediatrics residency and the wider Yale New Haven Children's Hospital. Our goal is to create a housestaff that better reflects our patient population, to support housestaff through their residency journey and to ally with the local community to motivate and encourage the next generation of healthcare providers.


  • “Ouch” That Stereotype Hurts: Curriculum for Implicit Bias


  • ‘Getting To Know Diversity Through Food’ dinners
  • Applicant Happy Hour


  • Diversity recruitment dinners
  • Meet ups with interested applicants participating in visiting electives

Community Outreach Initiatives:

  • Collaborating with pillars within the community to organize events exposing kids to careers in healthcare

Health Equity Rounds

Health Equity Rounds (HER) is a longitudinal, case-based conference series and curriculum, built on the belief that medical education has the power to improve health equity by incorporating discussions of bias and racism into department-wide conversations.

HER was developed by trainees in the Department of Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center and its curriculum has been adopted at several other medical centers (Children's National, Duke University, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children and Boston Children's Hospital). Two of their creators, Dr. Katherine Nash and Dr. Destiny Tolliver, have collaborated with Yale Pediatrics to introduce HER and integrate it into our DEI curriculum. HER is now an integral part of medical grand rounds.

To learn more about HER from Boston Medical Center, visit their website here or on the MedEd Portal here.


2022 URiM Dinner Remarks: Cliff Bogue, MD

On Thursday, January 27, 2022, over 250 medical students joined Yale School of Medicine (YSM), Yale New Haven Health (YNHHS) and Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) leaders at a virtual recruitment dinner for underrepresented in medicine (URiM) residency applicants.