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A diverse group of graduate medical education students.

Training A Workforce to Mirror Our Community

Our efforts to create a more diverse residency program have been recognized by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, which honored our Pediatric Residency Program with the 2022 Barbara Ross-Lee, DO Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award.

A diverse group of graduate medical education students.

At Children’s National Hospital, diversity in all forms (including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion and disability status) is paramount to assuring exceptional educational programs and high-quality patient care. Our Graduate Medical Education (GME) program has worked deliberately over several years to diversity our pediatric trainees, as they represent the future pediatrician and pediatric subspecialist workforce. Of the current class of pediatric interns, 51% self-identify from racial and ethnic backgrounds underrepresented in medicine, which is over three times the national average. Learn more about diversity in our residency program.

Goals of Focusing on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversify Our Trainee Programs

Enhance Education

Ensure a Pipeline of Faculty that Meets Future Needs

Keep Health Outcomes at the Center of Our Work

Increase Equity

More About DEI at Children’s National

Our DEI program is led by Chief Diversity Officer Denice Cora-Bramble, M.D., M.B.A. Learn more about our organization’s DEI work.

A health care provider holds up a sign that reads "White Coats for Black Lives" during a demonstration at Children's National Hospital.Providers stand on the front lawn at Children's National Hospital as part of a White Coats for Black Lives demonstration.