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DIVERSITY &

INCLUSION

The LSU Emergency Medicine Residency Program in Baton Rouge strives to create an environment and culture of inclusivity where every individual is valued, respected, and treated equitably and fairly. We embrace the full range of human difference: race, gender, ethnicity, age, culture, national origins, religious belief, physical ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic class, and political convictions. We foster excellence in health care delivery, education, innovation, and discovery by recognizing the uniqueness in our patients, faculty, residents, and staff.

 

Our program is committed to attract and invite applicants from various backgrounds and experiences, including those traditionally underrepresented in medicine. We strive to have a recruitment process free of bias or exclusion. We aim to support and retain underrepresented minority residents and faculty when they join our program. We believe that this diversity enriches the educational experience of all trainees and offers unique benefits to our patients and their communities. Continued efforts to develop awareness and literacy around racial bias and inequity will remain a priority for our program.

LSU Baton Rouge EM Residency
Diversity and Inclusion Efforts 

  • DEI faculty lectures, as well as Race Around the Table small group discussions with faculty/residents about race, diversity and equity in our local community as well as the residency program. 

  • Participate in the LSU Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine, Underrepresented Minority Residency Showcase sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement.

  • To demonstrate LSU’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, a Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion has been established and tasked with promoting inclusion and diversity in research, education, patient care and community service. 

  • Our Baton Rouge campus has appointed a Director of Diversity and Community Engagement. The Director, Dr. Miranda Mitchell, leads the new JEDI (Justice Equity Diversity and Inclusion) Council in which 2 of our EM core faculty and 2 residents are members. This Council has hosted 2 Grand Rounds on topics of DEI, as well as hosted an “Exposure to Medicine” event on our campus, where 10th and 11th grade underrepresented minority students could participate in hands-on simulation experiences and discussions with faculty and residents to spark interest in medical careers.

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

For information on how to manage the most common chief complaints

Quick reference guide on pathophysiology, workup, and management of different problems

Monthly audio series that reviews basic content to exciting, trending EM topics

Quick, succinct, and easy-to-follow videos for different types of scans

Podcast that presents evidence-based medicine in the world of critical care

EM/Critical Care blog that reviews basic principles to presenting novel approaches for problems