Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Every person. Every action. Every time.

In order to provide remarkable healthcare for everyone in our community, the BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community throughout all aspects of our work. 

HEI 2019The BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine is proud to embrace the mission, vision, values, and strategies set forth by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) and UW Health. To learn more about SMPH diversity initiatives, please visit their website. To learn more about the UW Health diversity equity and inclusion initiatives, please visit their website.

As part of our mission to educate, mentor, and develop future leaders in Emergency Medicine, members of the BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine actively participate in various programs throughout the School of Medicine and Public Health designed to educate, promote, and develop a diverse, equitable, and and inclusive environment.

If you are a member of an Underrepresented in Medicine (URM) population interested in shadowing or learning about a career in Emergency Medicine, please email Elena Dai at edai@medicine.wisc.edu. The Department of Emergency Medicine follows the AAMC definition of underrepresented in medicine when considering shadowing opportunities.

White Coats for Black Lives

StatementOn June 13, several physicians and clinical staff from DEM joined hundreds of other health care professionals at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison to rally for Black lives.

White Coats for Black Lives (WC4BL) is a national medical student-run organization with goals to foster dialogue on racism as a public health concern, end racial discrimination in medical care, and prepare future physicians to be advocates for racial justice. WC4BL boasts 32 chapters around the country including the one at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health (UWSMPH) that organized the Madison event.

The peaceful 2-hour assembly included speeches from healthcare professionals, health profession students, and community leaders from across the state focused on increasing awareness and promoting steps toward change. DEM continually strives to recruit a workforce that better reflects the patients we take care of, diversify our organizational and institutional talent, and engage in social emergency medicine through research and advocacy that seek to design best practices for the application of social determinants of health at the bedside and beyond.