Bias Reduction in Internal Medicine

The Department of Medicine is excited to be part of the Bias Reduction in Internal Medicine (BRIM) iniative, moving us towards enduring institutional diversity and inclusiveness. 

Visiting Residents and Scholars

We are proud to offer two programs that are designed to give students with diverse backgrounds a chance to experience the training that the University of Washington Department of Medicine has to offer.

TIME'S UP

UW Medicine has joined TIME’S UP Healthcare as part of our commitment to creating a workplace and clinical environment that focuses on gender equity and the prevention of sexual and gender harassment.

Mission

We are committed to increasing the recruitment, retention and advancement of faculty, fellows and residents from groups under-represented in medicine as well as to promote an inclusive environment across the department.

Faculty development

We currently have a robust faculty mentoring program and plan to increase our underrepresented minority (URM) retention by developing a minority faculty mentoring program.

Mentoring is an essential element for faculty career advancement in academic medicine.

A strong mentoring relationship contributes to academic success, productivity, and career satisfaction. Despite the known benefits of mentoring, the lack of mentoring remains a persistent problem in academic medicine, particularly in faculty from URM.

Given that URM faculty are promoted at lower rates, and report lower career satisfaction, the need for a dynamic mentoring program is even greater for junior URM faculty members. 

Beverly Torok-Storb awarded minority faculty mentoring award

This award recognizes the need for excellence in mentoring of under-represented faculty groups to achieve diversity and inclusion, key elements that can unleash creativity and innovation so that we can meet the health care needs of our region.

Recruitment

All members of Department of Medicine search committees participate in Equity, Access, and Inclusion in Hiring training on best practices regarding faculty candidate outreach, assessment, recruitment and retention. 

Faculty spotlight: Bessie Young

Bessie Young, Associate Chair for Diversity and Inclusion, is committed to diversity efforts in the Department of Medicine.