Residency Diversity Committee

Committees & Activities:

The RDC has a number of resident-led committees that carry out our group activities each year. Some example activities for each committee include:


  • Diversity receptions for residency applicants
  • Department of Medicine/GME Diversity 2nd Look week
  • Resident sponsorship to attend national conferences:
    • GLMA
    • LMSA
    • NMHA
    • SNMA
  • Visiting Elective Scholarship Program (VESP) for visiting 4th year medical students

Resident Mentorship, Development, & Support

  • Quarterly resident-faculty mentorship dinners
  • UIM resident wellbeing group
  • Fellowship and job application panels
  • Diversity advocates based at each clinical site
  • Underrepresented in Medicine Dinners w/College of Medicine
  • Networking Receptions for residents and faculty Housestaff Mentorship program
  • Social events throughout the year (See calendar)

Social and Wellness Activities

  • Collaboration with GME diversity group activities
  • Resident-only dinners, brunches, and happy hours
  • Linking to cultural resources in San Francisco
  • Annual holiday party
  • End of year graduation celebration

Community Outreach and Volunteering

Diversity Education

  • Resident Diversity Education Curriculum Initiative
  • Noon conference didactics at all three sites around issues of diversity; including LGBTQ health disparities, Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities, Addressing microaggressions at work, and more
  • Faculty development around issues of mentoring across differences and supporting diverse trainees