Diversity Network

 

Washington, DC is one of the most ethnically and socio-economically diverse cities in the United States and the community GW serves reflects this wealth of diversity.  GW is committed to meeting the needs of the community we serve by training and supporting physicians from all backgrounds, including those from groups traditionally underrepresented in medicine. Here at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (GW SMHS) and The George Washington University Hospital (GWUH), we strive to foster a diverse, inclusive community where all feel welcomed. We recognize diversity and inclusion as an integral factor in achieving institutional excellence, promoting health equity, and improving the lives of those we serve. 

The GW Diversity Network was created in 2016 to promote diversity and inclusion by recruiting outstanding trainees from underrepresented minority groups and supporting these trainees through residency into their fellowship or career.    

The GW Diversity Network is a multicultural group of GW residents and faculty from various departments.  

Mission 

  • Attract and support trainees from traditionally underrepresented minority groups in medicine 
  • Foster an inclusive environment for all trainees 
  • Support undergraduate medical students in the local community 
     

The Diversity Network Planning Committee meets regularly to organize ongoing activities to support the Network’s mission. 

Network Activities include: 

  • Diversity Network Resident Applicant Dinner 
  • “How to Shine”: Residency Pre-Interview Workshop for local medical students 
  • Intern Welcome Happy Hour 
  • Diversity Dialogues  
  • Community Service/Outreach – joint ventures with UMPH and the Rodham Institute 
  • Collaboration with GW’s Anti-racism coalition (ARC) 
  • Mentorship 
  • Resident representation at national SNMA and LMSA conferences 

    Interested in learning more about upcoming events, connecting with the Diversity Network, or joining the Diversity Network planning committee?  

    Contact us at domdiversity@email.gwu.edu

    Resident Co-chairs:

                   Margaret Pruitt, MD, PhD 

                   ChiChi Udochi, MD 

 

         Faculty Advisor: 

                  Chavon Onumah, MD, MPH, M.Ed, FACP