The Penn Internal Medicine residency programs are committed to diversity in all of its forms. Diversity enriches the educational experience by bringing together people from a variety of beliefs, perspectives and backgrounds. A diverse environment serves as good preparation for an increasingly multicultural and global society that requires innovative solutions to address the complex healthcare needs of today’s world.
Our mission is to build a diverse and inclusive residency program and to promote diversity in the hospital community. Strategies to attain this goal include recruitment of the most qualified medical students from underrepresented groups to our residency program, strengthening the ties between medical students, housestaff and faculty in the hospital community and promoting retention of qualified minority medical students, residents, fellows and faculty.
To foster a sense of unity in our hospital community we host periodic informal social events for faculty, housestaff and medical students, attend events organized by the medical school’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion (e.g. info sessions and Get-Acquainted Dinner for newly-admitted medical students, the Helen O. Dickens dinner), and work closely with The Alliance of Minority Physicians (AMP), a UPHS-CHOP coalition working to develop leaders in medicine through active recruitment, career development, and mentorship.
We are excited about further enriching our residency programs by increasing diversity.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Marisa Rogers, M.D., MPH
Assistant Program Director for Diversity Initiatives