The University of Chicago is a world-class institution with deep roots in its local community and a commitment to internal diversity. We recognize the benefits and importance of a diverse faculty and house-staff and are committed to this University-wide goal by working to increase diversity within the University of Chicago Pediatric Residency Program.
Internationally renowned for breakthroughs in medical research, leading-edge practices, and state-of-the-art facilities, the University of Chicago is heralded locally for involvement with, and accessibility to, its neighbors. As a mainstay in historic Hyde Park on the south side of Chicago since 1892, the university has proudly hosted, healed, and educated the area’s dynamic population for generations. Hyde Park is a vibrant, socio-economically diverse, predominantly African American community. At the University of Chicago we are honored to serve a truly diverse patient population that includes the residents of Hyde Park, patients from many other neighborhoods throughout Chicago and its suburbs, and patients referred to our medical center from throughout the country and international community.
We seek to “increase the awareness of the importance of diversity; and to encourage the incorporation of the principles of cultural competence into all aspects of pediatric education, training, and practice” in alignment with the goals of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
This goal is met through various activities, including:
- educational conferences
- social events
- community outreach