UAMS has been ranked seventh in the nation on Forbes Magazine’s Best Employers for Diversity List. Forbes magazine has named the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to its list of Best Employers for Women 2021. UAMS was ranked 86th on a list of the top 300 companies in the United States, putting it in the top 30%. At UAMS Radiology, we are very proud of the diversity we have.
We take every opportunity to celebrate who we are and who we work with. We incorporate the spirit of DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) in our daily practice. From selecting who we interview, to how we create our rank list, we are intentional about being inclusive and recruiting a diverse workforce. Beginning this year, we will be using scoring rubrics that allow equitable review of all resident applications.
Our residency is a great example of how people of various countries of origin, ethnicities, genders, religious beliefs and abilities have come together under one roof to better themselves as Radiologists.
We have a dedicated faculty member, Dr. Gwendolyn Bryant-Smith, who serves as the Associate Chair for DEI at the UAMS Cancer Institute. She, along with our HR faculty member Ms. Shey Anderson, ensure that our faculty participate in various activities to celebrate this spirit.
We have incorporated DEI topics into our non-interpretive skills conference curriculum and plan to have expert speakers present at workshop style sessions.
We have, in the past, tuned into high-level discussion DEI themed topics that happen at national level meetings such as RSNA/ARRS in order to learn from the best across the world.
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 UAMS celebrated September as the DEI devoted month, our residents also participated in the International Fest.
Those who joined in International Fest via a Zoom presentation hosted by the UAMS Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DDEI) were welcomed with a video glimpse into diverse cultures as colorful graphics and music led them across the globe. https://uams.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tfuqvqz4uGNyDlJs4ZJp2RxAJtCSY4arC