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UCSD DEM Diversity and Inclusion

We are committed to enhancing diversity within the UCSD DEM including the residency. Through mentoring and support, we aspire to increase the numbers of underrepresented healthcare professionals and empower them to be future leaders in medicine.

Outreach activities include clinical shadowing, mentoring, research support, and collaborating with student–run organizations such as LMSA & SNMA.

Women in Emergency Medicine (WEM)

WEM meets quarterly for social activities such as hiking, painting, picnics, etc. to encourage friendship and informal mentorship between the faculty, fellows, and residents. We host meet and greet events with visiting grand rounds speakers with the intent to create an informal environment where women in the UCSD Department of Emergency Medicine can learn from one another, and from our speakers. Speakers who visit our department as guest speakers possess a wealth of knowledge and breadth of personal and professional experiences, which are an invaluable resource for all of us, regardless of career stage. Informal WEM events occur quarterly and have included painting, book club, and combined EM/IM panel discussions. The first annual San Diego Regional Women in Emergency Medicine Symposium was hosted by UCSD in 2019. These events seek to translate expertise into professional development and community-building.


UCSD is highly supportive of LGBTQ patients, faculty, residents and staff, and we include LGBTQ related health Issues in our curriculum. Topics include implicit bias, HIV and STIs, transgender healthcare, and psycho-social aspects of the LGBT experience related to disproportionate healthcare outcomes.
UCSD DEM faculty and residents are involved in several UCSD initiatives, including the Chancellor’s LGBT Advisory Committee, our very own UCSD DEM Diversity Committee, and Underrepresented in Medicine events.
We encourage LGBT applicants to join our family and welcome you to explore UCSD’s LGBT Resource Center website.