Diversity

Mission Statement

The Pediatric Diversity Committee is committed to recruiting and supporting pediatric residents, fellows, and faculty underrepresented in medicine, as well as fostering a culture that promotes and values diversity through community, education, training, and research.

Leadership

Resident Leaders: Bianca Argueza, Camila Cribb Fabersunne, Sindhura Kodali, and Dannielle McBride

Faculty Leaders: Eddie Cruz, Tim Kelly, Jyothi Marbin, Alma Martinez, Carol Miller, Amber Pope, and Noel Rosales

Goals

Recruit and support pediatric residents, fellows, and faculty from underrepresented backgrounds:

  • Continue to encourage commitment from the Department of Pediatrics leadership to increase diversity in the form of leadership engagement, funding, and other key resources to improve recruitment of and support for residents, fellows, and faculty from underrepresented backgrounds.
  • Develop program-specific goals and metrics regarding recruitment of and support for underrepresented residents, fellows, and faculty.
  • Implement a robust recruitment and retention strategy for residents, fellows, and faculty from underrepresented backgrounds (through interviews, informal meetings, diversity dinners, serving as a resource, etc).
  • Support diversity efforts within the Department of Pediatrics through education, local and national conferences, and social events.
  • Contribute to and support UCSF and GME wide diversity efforts
  • Encourage mentorship of medical students, residents, and fellows from underrepresented backgrounds.

Foster a culture that promotes and values diversity:

  • Create a climate that welcomes residents, fellows, and faculty from underrepresented backgrounds and encourages meaningful conversations around diversity in patient care and educational environments.
  • Foster a sense of community among residents, fellows, and faculty from underrepresented backgrounds and others who are interested in diversity-related issues.
  • Implement a longitudinal curriculum that teaches residents meaningful skills to address their own biases, support colleagues from different backgrounds, and work with a diverse patient population.
  • Sponsor and encourage educational talks pertaining to diversity and cultural competency (e.g. Pediatrics Grand Rounds, lecture series, book club, journal club, etc)
  • Support and participate in pipeline programs, advocacy and service efforts in the community.
  • Create a visiting student program for Pediatrics that is funded with student stipends and exposes underrepresented medical students to UCSF’s Pediatric program.
  • Engage in University, GME, and School of Medicine initiatives and programs to increase diversity at UCSF