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.