Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council
The Baylor College of Medicine Obstetrics and Gynecology Department Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council aims to provide the highest possible gynecologic and obstetrical care by acknowledging and addressing contributors to health disparities within our own medical and training communities. We aim to cultivate diversity, promote culturally responsive medicine, establish inclusion efforts, and to increase equity-mindedness within our community.
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council was created in 2020 by residents, fellows, faculty, and staff committed to making our department’s commitment to equity more visible. The council is led by the department’s Vice Chair of Quality, Patient Safety and Equity and the department Inclusion and Equity Ambassadors. Our strategic goals are grounded in the pillars set forth by the Baylor College of Medicine Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: recruitment and onboarding; retention and advancement; climate, inclusion, and engagement; and research, training and education.
OBGYN Inclusion and Equity Ambassadors
Our department faculty members represent a broad range of clinical and research interests including complex family planning, maternal-fetal medicine, fetal surgery, minimally invasive surgery, gynecologic oncology, pediatric and adolescent gynecology, gynecologic and obstetric specialists, translational research and female pelvic and reconstructive medicine. Residents work closely with faculty members beginning intern year and each resident is assigned a faculty advisor. Beginning in the fall of 2021, our department launched a paired mentorship program for all new faculty at the assistant professor level. This endeavor, led by the Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs and the Vice Chair of Quality, Patient Safety & Equity, was created with a goal of improving job satisfaction, increasing faculty retention, and supporting career advancement. Our faculty are strikingly diverse with more than 30 percent identifying as underrepresented in medicine. We recognize and celebrate the diversity in our workforce around diversity holidays and heritage months.
Baylor College of Medicine is a world class research institution and academic center situated in the heart of the Texas Medical Center. The BCM office of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity has programming which all can participate in. The department of Ob/Gyn has designated Inclusion and Equity Ambassadors who lead the department’s efforts.