Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


Diversity Matters

The Department of Surgery established a Diversity Subinternship Scholarship program in 2019. Applications are now being accepted for the 2024-2025 scholarship.

DEI Resources

The Department of Surgery has established a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion page—to view, click on the link below: https://medschool.cuanschutz.edu/surgery/about/diversity-equity-and-inclusion

Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (Surgery): We are grateful to have the leadership of Kia Washington, MD, who is our Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. To learn more about Dr. Washington, visit her faculty bio page: https://som.ucdenver.edu/Profiles/Faculty/Profile/27903

CU Dean's Office of Diversity and Inclusion: We will continue to participate in the Minority Scholar Second Look Program, which will take place the first week of February. The Surgery residency program invites several interviewed applicants to participate each year. The program is a campus-wide event and is organized by the CU Dean's Office of Diversity and Inclusion: https://medschool.cuanschutz.edu/deans-office/diversity-inclusion

MARC: Our CU Campus group (Minority & Allied Resident Council) identifies as the following:

  • We are a community of residents and fellows from CU Anschutz, Denver Health and affiliated campuses
  • Our main goal is to support minority residents and foster allyship through the ups and downs of training
  • Opportunities to receive mentorship from minority physicians within CU Anschutz and in the community
  • Collaboration and outreach with CU School of Medicine student and faculty diversity groups

Student National Medical Association: Each year, our Program Director, Dr. Mark Nehler, and several University of Colorado residents attend the SNMA Annual Medical Education Conference. See the slideshow at the bottom of this page for photos from two recent Conferences.

Latino Medical Students Association: http://national.lmsa.net/

Society of Black Academic Surgeons: www.sbas.net

American Medical Women's Association: www.amwa-doc.org

Medical Student Pride Alliance: www.medpride.org

Photos from 2022 SNMA Conference


Photos from 2018 and 2019 SNMA Conferences



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