Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Stanford Department of Emergency Medicine actively seeks and celebrates diversity and promotes inclusion in all aspects of our work.
We constantly strive to provide a safe and supportive environment for all through training and education in respect for differences and awareness of implicit and explicit biases.
We advance diversity and inclusion in recruitment, retention, and promotion, and enforce respect for the dignity of all members of our community including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
Diversity and inclusion are codified in our department values because they make our team, our practice, and our world immeasurably stronger.
Italo Brown, MD expands training for future physicians on health equity and social justice issues in medicine. More
Cherrelle Smith, MD, pediatric emergency medicine physician reflects on lessons learned attending an HCBU and health equity in medicine today. Learn more
Resident Mariame Fofana, MD shares how her upbringing informs her experiences in medicine and at Stanford. Watch video
Vice Chair of Education Michael Gisondi, MD and partners have created a multi-modular, interactive, free online course on how to teach LGBTQ+ health. Learn more.
From Our Faculty: Research, Resources & Training
Examining Parity among Black and Hispanic Resident Physicians
Diversity Matters: A Day in the Life of a Black Female EP
Diversity Matters: The Case for Health Equity Rounds
Opportunities for Supporting Latino Immigrants in Emergency and Ambulatory Care Settings
Two decades of little change: An analysis of U.S. medical school basic science faculty by sex, race/ethnicity, and academic rank
Fostering a Diverse Pool of Global Health Academic Leaders Through Mentorship and Career Path Planning
Diversity of leadership in academic emergency medicine: Are we making progress?
More Work, Less Reward: The Minority Tax on US Medical Students
The Path Forward: Using Metrics to Promote Equitable Work Environments
Racism: The Elephant in the ED
Social Determinants of Hallway Bed Use
Promoting Racial and Health Equity in COVID-19 by Leveraging Empathic Interpreters, Trained Liaisons, and Cross-institutional Physician Leadership
Bias at warp speed: how AI may contribute to the disparities gap in the time of COVID-19
Emergency Medicine Gender in Resident Leadership Study
Association between patient-physician gender concordance and patient experience scores. Is there gender bias?
The Gender Gap in Surgical Residencies
Sex-Related Differences in Neurosensory Alterations Following Blunt Head Injury
Here to chair: Gender differences in the path to leadership
Is the "Recognition Gap" Closing?
Crashing the Party: Women of EMS
Course: Teaching LGBTQ+ Health
Three decades of demographic trends among academic emergency physicians
The Evolution of Accommodations for Patients with Disabilities
Rethinking Global Health: Actions for a Decolonized Future of Global Emergency Medicine
A Clarion Call for a Race-Aware Approach to Medical Education
Dismantling Implicit Bias and Microaggressions in EM by Encouraging Communications and Professionalism
Emergency medicine resident education on caring for patients with disabilities: a call to action
Words Matter: An Anti-Bias Workshop for Healthcare Professionals to Reduce Stigmatizing Language.
Women in EM
Stanford School of Medicine has almost double the national average of female department chairs, including our chair Andra Blomkalns, MD, MBA.
The majority of leadership roles within the Department of Emergency Medicine are held by women, and we have nearly twice the national percentage of practicing female physicians.
The Stanford Women of EM group holds monthly gatherings for female attendings, fellows, and residents to connect, learn and share career insight.
Topics covered include Fertility, Pregnancy, and Medicine; Imposter Syndrome; Bias in the Workplace; Strategic Career Planning; Female MD to RN Relationship and Self Advocacy; Dealing with Inappropriate Work Environment and Financial Planning and Investment.
Diversity and inclusion in our faculty, students, and staff reflect the diversity of our patients:
- Our patients are 63% Hispanic, Asian, or Black.
- The majority of our patients receive federally-subsidized care.
Stanford Equity & Inclusion Resources
Leadership Education in Advancing Diversity
Diversity at Stanford School of Medicine
Stanford Medicine Commission on Justice and Equity
Stanford Office of Faculty Development and Diversity
Stanford Clinical Opportunity for Residency Experience (SCORE) Program
Diversity Programs for Stanford Faculty
Diversity Programs for Stanford Residents & Fellows
Stanford Medicine Abilities Coalition (SMAC)
Stanford Center of Excellence in Diversity in Medical Education
Graduate Medical Education Diversity Committee
Medical Student and Resident Recruitment Steering Committee