Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Our Department
University Hospitals purposefully seeks to reduce healthcare disparities and inequities — a core commitment of UH. We are committed to developing a dynamic, thriving, and diverse team of physicians, nurses, health care professionals, and management staff that more fully represents the population it serves. We believe this investment will result in better care for all of our patients.
The UH Department of Radiology formed the Radiology Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee works closely with the UH Office of Community Impact, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (CEDI) to help bring forward institutional initiatives and to help inform future operational and clinical decisions. The UH Radiology DEI group will work on initiatives to increase diversity and inclusion in our local environment and strive to increase our composition's diversity and diversity of thought.
Women in Radiology
Women in Radiology organize social and professional development events to increase awareness of the issues unique to women and underrepresented minorities in Radiology. Women in Radiology initiatives include support of speakers and programs pertinent to female attending’s and trainees, participation in the mentorship program for female residents, and involvement in outreach events through the School of Medicine and radiology residency to increase female representation in radiology and our residency program.
LGBTQIA+ Gender Equity
University Hospitals Gender and Sexual Diversity Services strive to enhance the well-being of (and eliminate the disparities in healthcare experienced by) LGBTQIA+ patients through gender-affirming services that promote health and wellness.
The UH Radiology DEI is dedicated to supporting this mission by advancing effective communication, cultural competence, and patient- and family-centered care for the LGBTQIA+. In addition, we continue to develop the knowledge and skills of providers to care for LGBTQIA+ patients through training and other professional development opportunities, and implementing changes to workplace culture, policies, and processes to retain LGBTQIA+-proficient providers.
Diversity Visiting Medical Student
University Hospitals Office of CEDI created a national model for recruiting underrepresented minority medical students as assurance that the diversity of future generations of healthcare leaders receives accurate representation. It pledges to meet the needs of the underserved and underrepresented ethnic communities. University Hospitals believe that a diverse clinical workforce is necessary to meet the needs of underrepresented ethnic communities.
UH Radiology offers the UH David Satcher Clerkship Program, a visiting clerkship program for Underrepresented Minorities, aimed to increase diversity within the specialty of diagnostic and interventional radiology and within our department.
Establish relationships with National Medical Student Association & Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Resident’s Health Disparities Curriculum
The APDR health disparities curriculum for residents includes four one-hour lecture slots with associated background reading intended as an accessible curriculum to provide radiologists and trainees with educational tools so that they can better understand and address health care disparities. In addition, the curriculum includes information on cultural competency to make radiology a more welcoming place for all patients and healthcare team members. The main themes of each lecture slot include Introduction to Healthcare Disparities, Types of Health Care Disparities in Radiology, Action to Address Healthcare Disparities in Radiology, and Cultural Competency.
Radiology Grand Round Educational DEI Series
Radiology Grand Round take place on Tuesdays at noon from September through May in the Biomedical Sciences Building Auditorium and via Zoom. Throughout the year, the Department of Radiology hosts speakers covering a wide range of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion topics. Learn more by viewing a quick reference guide for Grand Rounds.
Cook Ross Workshop: Everyday Bias for Health Care Professionals
Our commitment to creating a culture that celebrates diversity begins with you. Therefore, the Department encourages all medical students, residents, fellows, and faculty to complete this 2-hour course to support our system-wide ongoing efforts to foster an inclusive work environment and deliver equitable care to our patients.