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The Yale Surgical Residency Program is devoted to fostering an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment for working, learning, and discovering. This is essential to who we are as an organization and animates our core missions of providing outstanding clinical care, training world-class surgeons, and creating new, important knowledge. We actively recruit and welcome individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, and identities. We are strengthened by differences in ethnicity, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, physical ability, political beliefs, and all the dimensions by which we understand our identities. We take deliberate and overt action to achieve these goals, especially to achieve balance in representation and to include groups that have historically been excluded. We believe in our people as individuals because of who they are and what they bring to the family that is the Yale Surgical Residency.