Resident Education

We believe all residents should graduate with the knowledge and skills needed to dismantle structural inequities regardless of their chosen specialty or location of practice. We have implemented health equity and antiracism education throughout our core curriculum. Additionally, all trainees receive formal education on microaggressions, unconscious bias training, and bystander training.

Additional educational opportunities include:

  • Monthly departmental Forum on Racism and Justice Series
  • Quarterly “Fairness, Inclusion, Respect, and Equity (FIRE)” Grand Rounds
  • Journal club discussions on health disparities research in pediatrics
  • DEI focused goals and objectives for every rotation
  • Participation in the Pediatric Community Health and Advocacy rotation during second and third years
  • Formal curricula including Microaggressions, Unconscious Bias Training and Bystander Training for all trainees
  • Opportunity to attend the AAP Advocacy conference annually

For residents passionate about improving their skills as a change agent to eliminate health disparities, we are pleased to offer additional training through our Healthcare Equity and Quality Scholars Program. This program offers a 10-month longitudinal healthcare disparities curriculum incorporating cultural humility, social determinants of health, and quality improvement. This program aims to prepare and empower participants to deliver compassionate and personalized care to all persons, as well as utilize quality improvement tools to assess healthcare disparities and the impact of our interventions.

Topics the program has covered in the past include:

  • Community Needs Assessment and community engagement
  • Caring for patients with:
  • Higher weights
  • Mental health illness
  • Disabilities
  • Chronic pain, opioid and other substance use disorders
  • Human trafficking
  • Structural racism
  • LGBTQIA+ health
  • Spiritual histories