Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Every person. Every action. Every time.

UW Health and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health are committed to building a culture in which the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion are embedded into all of our clinical, teaching, and research activities.

StatementWe stand together with UW SMPH and UW Health prioritizing diversity and inclusion as core values in order to create a community of practice that is reflective of and responsive to the societies we serve. Through teaching, discovery, and advocacy, we hope to promote equity and access to quality healthcare.

As part of our mission to educate, mentor, and develop future leaders in Emergency Medicine, the BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine is committed to:

  • Supporting a team of providers and staff in the emergency department that reflects the diversity of our community in an effort to decrease healthcare disparities through diverse representation among our care providers.
  • Providing dedicated, culturally sensitive, evidence-based training to develop clinicians who understand the needs of manifold and underrepresented populations.
  • Educating and training ethnically, racially, and culturally diverse clinicians.
  • Studying ethnic and racial disparities in healthcare, societal patterns of health inequity, and social needs contributing to disease, as well as developing solutions to decrease these disparities.
  • Cultivating and maintaining an open, inclusive, and respectful learning and working 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 our Clerkship Coordinator, Niki Hagen at nrhagen@medicine.wisc.edu. The Department of Emergency Medicine follows the AAMC's definition of underrepresented in medicine when considering shadowing opportunities.

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and UW Health are also proud to be founding signatories of TIME'S UP, pledging to provide their employees and trainees a safe, dignified, and equitable workplace.

Time's Up Healthcare

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