Diversity and Inclusion

 

Welcome to Brown!

Our amazing residents and fellows: (From L to R), Sarah Napoe (Urogyn Fellow), Luwam Ghidei (PGY3), Desmond Sutton (PGY4)Our amazing residents and fellows: (From L to R), Sarah Napoe (Urogyn Fellow), Luwam Ghidei (PGY3), Desmond Sutton (PGY4)

Here at Brown, we are committed to diversity in all its forms. We passionately believe that diversity is an integral part of a rich educational experience. By nurturing a diverse residency program, we are preparing our residents to work and excel in an increasingly multicultural and interrelated society that requires physicians to be culturally competent, ready to address healthcare disparities and other challenges in an evolving society.  

 

Monthly Diversity Committee dinners for faculty and residentsMonthly Diversity Committee dinners for faculty and residents

We also recognize the value that diverse backgrounds and life experiences in all forms brings to our program and our patients. We strive to attract residents with shared values and place great importance in supporting and helping our residents and this commitment flourish. Our mission is to create and encourage an inclusive, diverse and welcoming program that promotes strategies to recruit highly qualified residents from underrepresented groups in medicine to our residency program. To best support this mission, weprovide support during  training through avenues such as mentorship and community building. 

(From L to R) Sebastian Ramos (PGY3), Dario Roque (GYN Onc attending), Evelyn Cantillo (GYN Onc Fellow)(From L to R) Sebastian Ramos (PGY3), Dario Roque (GYN Onc attending), Evelyn Cantillo (GYN Onc Fellow)

We will achieve these goals by strengthening the relationships between medical students, residents, fellows and faculty via implementation of mentoring programs for residents, hosting social events and encouraging community service and advocacy. We will work closely with the Brown Institution for Diversity and the Brown Minority House Staff Association to collaborate on lectures, mentoring circles and institution wide (and beyond) efforts to make the Brown OBGYN Program a model of inclusiveness and cultural competence.

 

 

LGBT Healthcare and Resident Education

Our residency program is committed to educating our residents in the care of the LGBT community. As part of our core curriculum, we provide lectures, noon conferences, and clinical experiences that expose our residents to caring for our gay, lesbian, transgender and gender nonconforming patients seeking routine GYN care, gender confirming surgery and any preventative screening.  

 

For our LGBT and gender-non conforming applicants, here are some resources in how to navigate the Match and finding the right program for you.  

Resources
The Black Book
Brown Minority Housestaff Association
LGBTQ Center