Our vision, the Emergency Medicine Underrepresented in Medicine (URiM) & Allyship Team, is to make progressive strides within this generation to enhance the structure of healthcare, advance equitable health care, innovate through transformative research, retain URiM healers, and build a coalition of allies for health equity.
We strive to be an exceptional national leader in high-quality acute care by being upstanders for equity, building community trust, promoting community engagement, and training the next generation of compassionate doctors with a didactic platform centered on Developing an Outlook on Other Realities (DOOR). We will innovate through equity-oriented research, policies, and outreach. We believe that each person should be allowed to live to their full potential; and we will actively work to achieve that goal through community engagement intent on reducing disparities across the population in and beyond Wisconsin.
Commitment & Resources
We are committed to closing the gap in care, research, and services by removing structural barriers of healthcare.
We are committed to creating a welcoming culture that allows each provider to function in their truest capacity.
MCW houses a number of student organizations dedicated to diversity and community outreach, such as the LGBTPM.
At MCW, diversity is a source of strength. We practice equity and advance inclusion through who we are, what we do, and how we work to achieve excellence in our missions and knowledge changing life in all communities we serve.
The MCW Diversity and Inclusion Action Committee (DIAC) is dedicated to developing an institutional culture that fosters the recruitment, nurturing and retention of a diverse student body, trainees, staff and faculty that is reflective of our larger community. The committee engages in thoughtful discussions to propose initiatives and develop comprehensive strategies to facilitate equal opportunity and diversity in MCW’s educational, clinical and research programs and in our internal and external communities.
The Council for Women's Advocacy (CWA) serves as an advisory committee on issues of professional development of all faculty members, including networking, mentorship, advocacy and recognition. The council consists of faculty members from both basic science and clinical departments. CWA values and promotes equity in all aspects of MCW faculty life, and strives toward this through collaborative efforts as diverse as promotion of salary equity to development of programs to provide back-up child care.
The Underrepresented in Medicine (URM) Committee is committed to promoting diversity at MCWAH and is here as a resource for residents and fellows. Through networking opportunities, community involvement and social activities, we are here to support your career development. The URM committee typically has meetings every other month (Thursdays at 6:00 pm). Any residents or fellows are welcome to attend.