Statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The University of Florida Department of Emergency Medicine – Jacksonville (UF Jax EM) residency and fellowship programs, in conjunction with the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville, are committed to a diverse, equitable and inclusive working environment and patient care facility.

We embrace differences in race, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, countries of origin, socioeconomic status, abilities and training background within our hospital system. This not only expands our personal horizons, but allows us to provide excellent, culturally appropriate care to our patients.

Jacksonville is a city with a poverty rate of 15% and almost 1 million residents, 57% white, 31% black, 10% hispanic and 5% asian. UF Jax EM is dedicated to educating residents on diversity, equity, inclusion and structural competency as it pertains to patient care, advocacy and innovation. Together with the Emergency Medicine Residency Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee, our program champions developing a heterogeneous workforce to serve a multicultural community. The DEI committee promotes the education of underrepresented minorities in medicine (URM) students through a visiting clerkship scholarship. Additionally, we strive to build a support network with regular programming such as community service projects, our Women in Medicine (WIM) meetings, URM dinners and activities within the EM residency and with other residents on campus.

Our program has faculty trained in medical education, simulation, ultrasound, pediatric emergency medicine, international emergency medicine, research, sports medicine, critical care, toxicology and administration. UF Jax EM is a program that will expose rotating students, residents and fellows to a multiplicity of specialities within emergency medicine, affording trainees the opportunity to provide multifaceted care to patients. In order to serve the diverse population of Jacksonville, our program aims to recruit, retain and prosper a multifarious group of residents and fellows that will become the future leaders of emergency medicine in Florida, across the nation and worldwide.