At UAMS Radiology, we take every opportunity to celebrate who we are and who we work with.
From selecting who we interview, to how we create our rank list, we are intentional about being inclusive and recruiting a diverse workforce. We plan to leverage the advantage that the supplemental application/signaling process will offer this year as well.
Our residency encompasses people of various countries of origin, ethnicities, genders and abilities. We have a good representation of female residents (31%), residents from D.O. programs (14%) and International Medical Graduates, including Caribbean graduates (51%). We have residents who are fluent in 14 languages and hail from 9 countries. 50% of our leadership consists of women, both of who are former graduates of the program. We have incorporated DEI and healthcare disparities topics into our non interpretive skills conference curriculum and have had expert speakers present at workshop style sessions. Our residents are expected to complete short review courses on Implicit Bias and present on DEI topics during Journal Club, as part of their conference curriculum.
As a department, we have recently developed our own DEI section this year. This is co-chaired by one of our faculty and includes residents, faculty, administrative personnel, nurses and technologists. The DDEI hosted the UAMS Healers program and the Cancer Institute Summer Teen program to provide insight to high schoolers about various careers in Radiology.