How one surgical program doubled its percent of underrepresented residents

Shaking up residency program admissions Editor’s note: The opinions expressed by the author do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the AAMC or its members. As the first African American general surgery program director in the history of the department of surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University [...]

By | 2019-07-22T22:01:53+00:00 June 5, 2019|Diversity|

Crucial Conversations

Overview of Crucial Conversations: Crucial Conversations is a course that teaches skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering opening dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, or risky topics – at all levels of the organization. By learning how to speak and be heard (and encouraging others to do the same), [...]

Cultivating Creativity Through Diversity

"Creative Differences: The Benefits Of Reaching Out To People Unlike Ourselves" Read the full synopsis on the NPR website. Additional Resources "Collaborating with People Like Me: Ethnic Coauthorship within the United States" by Richard B. Freeman and Wei Huang in the Journal of Labor Economics. "'Going Out' of the Bo [...]

By | 2019-07-22T21:40:51+00:00 February 20, 2019|Diversity|

Have you heard about the NIH Research Supplements for Diversity in Health-Related Research?

From the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, click here to read “Finding the Sweet Spot for your Diversity Supplement Application” to learn more. Research Funding Opportunity from NIH (Announcement prepared by the Grants Facilitation Unit UC Davis School of Medicine) Research Supplements to Promote [...]

By | 2019-07-26T22:45:06+00:00 January 30, 2019|Diversity, General|

LGBTQ+ Health Competency: Takeaways from the 2018 Improving OUTcomes Health Conference

Chao-Yin Chen, Ph.D. What an invigorating conference we had October 19-20, 2018!  Over a year ago, the Vice Chancellor’s LGBTQ+ Advisory Council planning committee was charged to organize the 4th Annual Improving OUTcomes LGBTQ+ Health Conference with an overall goal to inspire, collaborate, and transform.  The commit [...]

By | 2019-07-18T19:21:26+00:00 October 31, 2018|Diversity|

Special Guest Post – Experiential learning in the Central Valley

Shea Hazarian (pronouns: she, her, hers) Unique Perspectives I work in an office tasked with supporting students from high school through undergraduate college, medical school, and residency who have been historically underrepresented in medicine. These students (primarily Black, Latino and Southeast Asian) have overc [...]

By | 2019-07-18T19:16:59+00:00 October 3, 2018|Diversity|

Discovering Narratives: First Generation Faculty Project Findings

Khoban Kochai, M.P.H. Operations Manager Faculty Development and Diversity Origins Under Dr. Hendry Ton’s leadership, Faculty Development and Diversity is prioritizing understanding the needs and experiences of UCDH faculty through its Diversity DRIVE (Discovering, Resilience, Inclusion, academic Vitality, and Excelle [...]

By | 2019-07-22T20:45:14+00:00 September 19, 2018|Diversity|

Newsletter Highlight – Physician volunteers for transgender clinic: A Conversation with Swati Rao, M.D.

Swati Rao was a medical resident in the UC Davis combined family medicine and psychiatry program in 2012 when she became aware of the need for health care services dedicated to transgender people. When the Sacramento Gender Health Center (GHC) established a free clinic to prescribe hormones to trans people undergoing a [...]

By | 2019-07-22T20:56:13+00:00 August 1, 2018|Diversity|

Facing Impostor Syndrome: A Guide For Health Professions Faculty

Facing Impostor Syndrome: A Guide For Health Professions FacultyKupiri W. Ackerman-Barger, Ph.D., R.N.The impostor syndrome (IS) (also known as the impostor phenomenon) refers to successful people who have a persistent belief in their lack of intelligence, skills, or competence despite many worthy accomplishments (Youn [...]