Diversity & Inclusion
UNC Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program Diversity Statement
The UNC Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship program, in partnership with Transitions LifeCare, is committed to ensuring that our program is a diverse, inclusive and welcoming community. Diversity and inclusion are vitally important to our work in ensuring that all seriously ill patients receive equitable access to quality symptom management and goal-concordant care. We welcome, value and learn from individual differences and perspectives. These include but are not limited to: cultural and racial/ethnic background; country of origin; gender; age; socioeconomic status; physical appearance; religion; and sexual identity. We are committed to expanding diversity and inclusiveness in our program. We measure diversity and inclusion not only in numbers, but also by the extent to which our fellows and interprofessional team members experience the program’s environment as welcoming, valuing all individuals in our shared work in the fields of hospice and palliative care.
(Adapted from the UNC School of Public Health’s diversity statement)