Achieving health equity starts with a commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Excellence occurs when individuals from diverse backgrounds come together. With this conviction, our clinical, educational and research programs actively foster safe and supportive environments. Our residents, faculty and staff have participated in educational sessions on recognizing bias and microaggressions in health care. As part of the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, we closely monitor and implement its recommendations.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee
In 2021, the Department of Anesthesiology launched a 5-year strategic plan that featured department culture as one of four strategic domains. Our goal in this domain is to develop an inclusive, collaborative, connected culture at all levels of the department, promoting a climate that supports professional fulfillment and wellness. To advance this goal, we created a DEI committee to focus specifically on recruiting diverse faculty, staff, and trainees, enhancing cultural competence across the department, and promoting equity within our community.
DEI committee participants come from all functional areas of the department representing a wide variety of experiences and viewpoints. What we share is a passion for advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in our department and in our broader communities, and a commitment to working proactively to create real change. The initial goal of the committee is to align with both UW SMPH and UW Health and to provide education on the science of DEI. Expert guidance is sought, and related programming will be thoughtfully considered.
All Department leadership team members attend committee meetings and all Anesthesiology members are encouraged to join. Please contact our committee co-chairs, Dr. Mary McSweeney and Dr. Kelly McQueen for more information.
- Faculty, Fellow, Resident, and Staff Recruitment & Hiring
- DEI Onboarding Practices
- Cultural Complications Curriculum
- DEI Grand Rounds
- Inclusive Communications
- Departmental Bias Training