Diversity & Inclusion in Our Department
University Hospitals of Cleveland is committed to developing a dynamic, thriving, and diverse team of physicians, nurses, health care professionals, and management staff that more fully represents the medical community and the population it serves. As part of the One Radiology Initiative, the UH Department of Radiology formed the Radiology Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee.
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. UH Radiology DEI reaches out and develops relationships with programs such as the Student National Medical Association and Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The committee will work 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.
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.
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.
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.