Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
Aligning with the social justice values of the program, and responding to concerns of residents, the leadership of SRFMR has brought on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion consultant, Sharon G.E. Washington, Ed.D., MPH to guide the program through a comprehensive assessment and program revitalization. Multiple opportunities were presented for residents, faculty and staff to provide their experiences and recommendations for making the program a more inclusive, safe, and welcoming atmosphere to learn and grow. These included a climate survey, listening sessions, one-on-one sessions, and interactive program meetings. Based upon feedback from the residency community, the Process for Engaging in Action to Create Equity (P.E.A.C.E.) effort was developed. This process frames the span of the program in five stages: entering, experiencing, education, enrichment, and exiting; with objectives and opportunities for anti-bias efforts integrated into each of the stages. Over the course of the next year, P.E.A.C.E. efforts will be implemented and evaluated, with the intention of cultivating sustainable change that will be maintained beyond the scope of the consultancy.