Diversity and Inclusion
Welcome to Brown!
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.
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.
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.
|The Black Book|
|Brown Minority Housestaff Association|