Visiting Clerkship for Underrepresented in Medicine (UIM) Students
This course was created to provide clinical experiences and mentorship in Family Medicine for students who identify as a member of a group that is Underrepresented in Medicine (UIM). The course aims to increase interest in the field of Family Medicine, and to provide these students with the skills, training and mentorship necessary to feel confident as they enter residency. Clinical aspects of the rotation include full spectrum Family Medicine, including outpatient care, obstetrics/maternal-child health, community medicine and inpatient Family Medicine. Scholarships are provided, to offset the cost of travel and accommodations for visiting students. Participating students are paired with a resident and faculty mentor for the duration of the rotation and are provided dedicated time for mentorship and career development sessions. Students can contact the course directors Dr. Best and Dr. Wang at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Underrepresented in Medicine Resident Mentorship Program
This mentorship program seeks to provide UIM residents with additional support to handle the unique challenges faced by UIMs during their training, so that they may thrive within our residency program. Mentors provide an explicitly safe space to discuss microaggressions, challenging interactions and incidents of discrimination without judgment or penalty against the resident. The program also aims to foster a sense of community among the UIM residents within the program, by facilitating networking among UIM faculty and trainees across the broader institution.
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health Anti-Racism Task Force
The Anti-Racism Task Force (ARTF) was founded in May 2019, by a handful of faculty and residents, with the goal of pushing our department along the continuum towards a truly anti-racist multicultural organization. Over its first year, the task force grew in size and in impact now with over 60 members including residents, faculty, clinical support staff, researchers and administrators. Subcommittee members work together to tackle a range of issues in 5 key areas: community engagement, education, employee engagement, patient care and research. Past ARTF initiatives include workshops on structural racism and white privilege, residency curriculum reviews, patient care guideline changes, and voter registration.