Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Commitment to DEI

The University of Chicago Internal Medicine Residency (IMR) Program strives to foster an inclusive and supportive learning environment focused on ensuring outstanding patient care, continuous professional development, and the well-being of every trainee. This nurturing environment coupled with fantastic supervision enables an educational philosophy predicated on learning by doing.

iMIND: Internal Medicine Inclusion and Diversity Committee

Created in 2020, this is a resident-run committee which focuses on incorporating principles of DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) into recruitment, resident education, community engagement, and program culture.

Community Engagement

Improve community engagement and create a healthcare advocacy platform

Curricular Interventions

Improve provider ability to care for patients on the South Side

Improving Work Environment

Create a DEI environment within IMR to improve allyship and inclusion

Affinity Groups

Affinity groups provide a safe space for residents and faculty to gather around a shared aspect of their identities and to network, socialize, and plan events related to their respective groups. Each affinity group receives funding for events!

Sonali Paul, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition

APD Highlight

2 of many faculty committed to our residents and DEI initiatives

Bryan Smith, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology