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GME Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Mission Statement:

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee at Unity Health Graduate Medical Education Department believes that a vibrant and diverse institutional climate is essential to medical education and the work environment. This committee celebrates the many dimensions of diversity in our department that include, but are not limited to, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, ability, religion, and socioeconomic background while promoting a culture of inclusion to residents from diverse communities. We want all faculty, staff, trainees, and students to feel welcomed, respected, and supported at Unity Health.

GME Residents:

  • Psychiatry: Drs. Jennifer Gonzalez, Fahim Rasul, Justinz Kunz
  • Family Medicine: Drs. Amulya Yadlapalli, Sibin Nair, Ike Nwanonyiri, Faihza Hill
  • Internal Medicine: Drs. Ismail Ganim, Mohsin Altaf, Robert Johnson, Majd Wess
  • Emergency Medicine: Kristen O’Connel

2021-22 Resident Statistics - All Programs

Ethnicity

1%

American Indian or Alaska Native

27%

Asian

5%

Black or African American

7%

Hispanic or Latino

0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

51%

White

1%

Other

2%

Prefer Not to Answer

39%

More than one Race/Ethnicity

Gender

Female

29

30.85%

Male

65

69.15%

94

Age Groups

Age Groups

2021-22

20-29

30-39

40-49

50+

Totals

IM

13

18

2

0

33

FM

4

13

1

0

18

PM

4

10

1

1

16

EM

14

4

0

0

18

TY

6

3

0

0

9

Nos.

41

48

4

1

94

%

43.62%

51.06%

4.26%

1.06%

PROJECTS:

Resident Video Biographies

Project to introduce our residents to the community and to visitors on our website.

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

A resident led initiative grew into partnerships with the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care, Unity-Health, the Arkansas Minority Health Commission, and the Arkansas Department of Health to promote widespread and equitable distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine. Thousands of people have been vaccinated in our mass vaccination clinics and we have set up smaller satellite clinics to reach underserved groups.

Survey study: resident perceptions and expectations of the GME DIC

An IRB approved survey has been distributed to query residents regarding their expectations for the GME Diversity and Inclusion Committee. We want to know how this committee can effectively serve the needs of our residents.

Resident Biography Updates

This resident-initiated project is meant to highlight the diversity within the GME department.

Knowledge Assessment of Interpretation Services Among Medical Residents

The purpose of this study was to assess residents’ knowledge of the interpretation services available at the hospital. An educational program was created to increase resident knowledge of the interpretation services available, to provide instruction on how to access the services, and to increase the utilization of interpretation services by residents. This study will be presented at the American Psychiatric Association 2021 (Virtual) Annual Meeting.​

Women's Physician Group

The mission of WPG is to support and promote the professional development, career advancement, and leadership opportunities for women physicians at Unity Health-WCMC. We strive to make healthcare more collaborative, accessible, and inclusive. We work to address any inequalities within Unity Health – WCMC in order to create a safer environment for patients to heal, for residents to learn, and for families to come together in support of their loved ones.

Mentors:

Dewey R. McAfee, D.O., FACOFP, Designated Institutional Official

Caleb Ray, MHA, Practice Administrator

Suporn Sukpraprut-Braaten, MSc, MA, PhD, Director of Research