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Advocacy, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Our Internal Medicine Residency Program is committed to promoting Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging. As a residency program, we recognize the importance of addressing racism and bias at a systemic and interpersonal level. We believe we must actively work to deliver equitable healthcare and address injustice. Below are a few examples of what we are doing as a program to engage:

  • Monthly lunch conference curriculum focused on DEI topics including case-based learning cultural learning and community guest speakers
  • A Substance Use Disorder curriculum including mandatory clinical rotations in Addiction Medicine
  • Community Health Worker led series of workshops to cultivate cultural humility and to increase resident understanding of local resources available to our patients
  • Holistic recruitment of residents from diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented groups

Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion- University of Utah 
Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion | School of Medicine | University of Utah Health


Community Service & Advocacy

Our program believes it is vital to support our community and patients through service and advocacy. 

Midvale Community Clinic: Residents volunteer as preceptors for the student-led clinic on Internal Medicine, Medicine-Pediatrics, and Gynecology clinic nights

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Dr. Ben Gow-Lee with Ashley Kang (MS2) at Midvale Clinic

Geraldine E. King Women’s Center Resident volunteer nights serving dinner together. 

Community Medicine Rotation A two-week rotation where residents work at safety-net community clinics in our area:

  • Maliheh Free Clinic: a primary care clinic serving those without insurance
  • Intermountain North Temple Clinic: a free urgent care clinic serving predominantly uninsured, Spanish-speaking patients
  • Rose Park Clinic: a primary care clinic for high-risk, low-income patients
  • New American Clinic: a screening clinic for recently immigrated refugees
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“The community medicine rotation is one of my favorite rotations of residency so far. The clinics are set up by the community to provide care to our most vulnerable and underserved patients in Salt Lake City. It is a great opportunity to take the skills that we have learned and give back to our community. Many of these clinics are largely run by volunteers and we get a lot of great autonomy in our decision making while still feeling very supported in the clinic. Also, many of that patients were Spanish-speaking so I got to improve my medical Spanish!”

– Sara Zhukovsky, PGY2