The UNC Health Care Diversity Taskforce is composed of residents, fellows, and attending physicians who are committed to maintaining and expanding the diversity of UNC Hospitals’ residency and fellowship programs as well as its junior and senior faculty. Our mission is to increase of minority representation in the hospital’s various training programs and to foster a culture promoting and valuing diversity through in the hospital community by
1) helping to recruit the most qualified medical students from under-represented minority groups to our residency programs
2) strengthening the ties between under-represented medical students, housestaff, and faculty in the hospital community
3) promoting retention of qualified under-represented medical students, residents, fellows, and faculty, and
4) strengthening the Hospital’s ties with the under-represented communities of Chapel Hill and across the state of North Carolina.
Through active participation in the recruitment process and provision of a supportive and nurturing environment once recruited, we are dedicated to ensuring that the medical staff of UNC Hospitals is reflective of the community that it serves.