As each of you approaches graduation from medical school, you will soon add the title of physician to the way you identify yourself. This title sets you apart as someone who has put in the many years of work and study to prepare yourself to care for others, but it also binds you to the people you serve. We realize that the physicians we recruit are defined not only by their success in medical school, but by many other characteristics that make them who they are as individuals.
As a healthcare organization, we are working to meet the challenge of caring for our community at all levels. We believe that having an inclusive physician workforce not only strengthens all of the members of our healthcare team, but also better enables us to care for those in our community. To this end, we are committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting physicians from a variety of racial, ethnic, gender identity, sexual orientation, age and physical ability groups. We also recognize and value the many life experiences and views that people develop based on where they grew up, their language, religion, military service, work history, socioeconomic status, family structure, and other factors.
We are dedicated to educating our healthcare team members about diversity and inclusiveness, to identifying and removing barriers to equity, and to celebrating both our uniqueness and our common goals. We expect all of our healthcare members to uphold this same respect for, and tolerance of each other and those under our care.
Each of our incoming residents adds a unique perspective to our vibrant culture. We look forward to the possibility of sharing this journey with you.