Department of Emergency Medicine

Diversity - Emergency Medicine Residency


Houston is the most diverse metropolitan area in the United States with no dominant ethnicity. Living and working here exposes our residents to a rich plurality of patients from different ethnic and social backgrounds, which teaches them about cultural influences on health and prepares them to work anywhere they choose. 

The celebration of our differences through building a resident body enriched by a multitude of backgrounds, beliefs and perspectives on the world is critical to the realization of our promise as a program to train the most talented healers. We strive to create a community that reflects the multi-cultural society in which we live and practice.

In order to support this commitment to support diversity, we have convened a Committee on Diversity and Inclusion comprised of residents from all levels of training, who, together with their faculty mentor, provide education and training, propose policies, and provide feedback to program leadership to support practices that foster an environment in which individuals of all races, ethnicities, ages, genders, sexual orientations, religions and nations of origin will thrive, and are valued for what makes them unique.

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Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and providing patient-centered care. 

Learn more about diversity at Baylor