At the University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency, in addition to believing in the values and importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion, we know that is not enough to address the effects of oppression and racism faced by our colleagues, patients, and community. Though we have been on this journey for a few years, we have redoubled our efforts in striving to be an anti-racist organization. We are looking at ourselves, training our residents and faculty, and advocating with/on behalf of our community.
Here are a few of the tangible steps we have taken in 2020:
- Residents continue to lead our Social Justice Working Group
- Faculty, Residents, and Staff have joined our Department’s longitudinal Social Justice Book Club, led by one of our faculty members;
- We continue to incorporate bias and anti-racism training into our resident didactics and have expanded this work into our faculty development;
- We signed onto the Anti-Racist Medical Education Pledge.
- Our Department of Family Medicine appointed one of our faculty as Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to help look at our policies and move this work forward.