Diversity & Inclusion

Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Our residency program is committed to the recruitment and retention of trainees from diverse background including but not limited to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, religious beliefs, gender identity, sexual orientation, distance traveled etc. This is in alignment with the mission of our institution to “provide the highest quality education and training of future physicians for the state of Texas, in harmony with the state’s diverse population.”

Houston is one of the most diverse cities in the US and our patient population reflects a rich mix of cultures, ethnicities and nationalities. Therefore, we aim to train a diverse physician workforce dedicated to efforts to reduce and eliminate healthcare disparities.

Our residency program features a longitudinal curriculum examining the role of structural racism and other biases on health outcomes. The Taboos in Medicine and Health Equity Barriers curriculum aims to: increase knowledge of the scope of health disparities in the US healthcare system; enhance awareness of the structural and societal barriers that influence health disparities; equip residents with tools and skills to address health disparities and effectively care for diverse patient populations; and increase knowledge of community resources available to under served and vulnerable patient populations.

Explore below for additional information about our departmental and school-wide initiatives geared toward diversity, equity and inclusion.