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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Pediatric Residency Program at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital serves a culturally rich and diverse community in the Greater Cleveland area.

Demographically, the City of Cleveland is approximately:


diverse group of residentsCelebrating the historical and present-day strengths of our community, we also recognize the glaring and persistent health inequities resulting from a history of structural racism and injustice. We know that part of the solution to combating these inequities is to grow a physician workforce that embodies cultural and structural humility and is representative of the community we serve.

Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital Pediatric Residency is committed to:

  • Recruiting and retaining an inclusive trainee and faculty workforce that reflects the diversity of our community
  • Creating and disseminating curricula in health equity, anti-racism and social justice
  • Building and celebrating the diversity of our community through both our shared experiences and our difference

diverse group of residents2022-2024 Residency activities include:

  • Health Equity Rounds
  • Rainbow REACHES (Residents Engaged & Advocating for Child Health, Education and Services), led by Chief Resident Dr. Kammeron Brissett
  • Core Lectures on Serving Our Community, Impact of Racism on Child Health, Cultural Humility/Critical Consciousness
  • Multi-site Pediatrics Book Club, exploring DEI topics in medicine
  • Participation in CWRU-SOM Black Women Physicians Collaborative, community engagement events and health fairs and youth career days
  • Virtual Open Houses and Second Looks for URiM applicants
  • SNMA AMEC and SNMA Region V RMEC representation

diverse group of residents

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Visiting Student Clerkship

UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospitals of University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center welcomes 4th year URiM medical students applying to pediatrics to apply to the Satcher Clerkship for visiting students. 

  • Rolling acceptances through January of each academic year
  • Funding up to $2500 for travel and housing
  • Faculty advisor assignment
  • Opportunities for networking and meet with Pediatric Program Director