Nurturing a Culture of Diversity and Inclusion in Resident Clinic

  • Inginia GenaoEmail author
  • Laura Whitman


Diversity in the physician workforce has not kept pace with the changing demographics of the United States which is leaving doctors ill equipped to meet the evolving needs of their patients. This chapter provides guidance to residency program and resident clinic leadership on how to foster a culture of diversity and inclusion in the setting of resident clinic. We address how to attract, recruit, and retain a diverse workforce which includes steps to improve provider engagement through better understanding of the needs of the communities they serve. We also address steps to improve cultural competence and how this fosters interprofessional collaboration.


Diversity Cultural competence Inclusion Minorities Community Recruitment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Yale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA

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