The Brown Family Medicine residency has had a long standing commitment to recruiting, training and retaining as faculty a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve. Our residency is actively engaged with the Brown Council on Diversity and participates in a number of Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (ODMA) initiatives, including:
- Supporting the Brown Minority Housestaff Association (BMHA)
- Offering Diversity in Medicine Visiting Student Scholarships
- Inviting applicants to the 2nd Look for Underrepresented Students Day – a time during which interested URM applicants can visit different clinical sites and meet with residency leadership. They can also attend a networking dinner for URM applicants from all residency programs at Brown that is sponsored by the BMHA and the Brown University ODMA.
As part of our own work on diversity and inclusion, we have sessions on race, racism in medicine, structural competence, and LGBTQ care embedded within our health equity curriculum and have started affinity group caucusing as part of our anti-racism work within our department.
We have an established a gender clinic to address the unique medical needs of our gender fluid and trans patients.
In addition, our residency diversity and inclusion committee meets quarterly and we recently established two FM affinity groups, one for residents and faculty identifying as LGBTQ, and one for residents and faculty identifying as BIPOC.