Linda Montgomery, MD, MA, FAAFP, Vice Chair of Education, Department of Family Medicine
GME DEI Task Force and DFM's AAMC's Holistic Faculty Hiring Pilot TeamMay 10, 2023
Fun quirky fact about Linda: My recent passion is Movement is Medicine which shows itself in my loyalty to frequent fast (for me) running. Also, my kids contend that my favorite child is our 13 yo mutt, Mickey.
Why is diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism important to you?
My parents set a great example of humbly respecting and loving every person. My calling as a family doc has had at its foundation a desire to alleviate suffering and grow people's sense of belonging, so my commitment to DEIA principles has joyously grown out of that. I've been able to use this commitment in my holistic recruitment work as a program director, as a founding member of our GME DEI Task Force, and on our DFM's AAMC's Holistic Faculty Hiring Pilot team.
I've especially found professional satisfaction in working on the GME DEI Task Force. We've surveyed all graduate medical programs on campus about their health equity work and are devising common programming to advance health equity education across our GME programs including faculty development and quality improvement work. I'm also currently enjoying collaboration in the DFM regarding better mentoring across differences for all of our community members and advancing promotion of female-identifying faculty through our DFM Gender Equity Working Group.