Diversity and Inclusion Offerings

Diversity and inclusion training and workshops for faculty and staff, offered by Faculty Development at UC Davis Health.

This innovative course assists learners in identifying race as a social construct, recognizing medical practices that contribute to the perpetuation of race-based stereotypes, and how to describe health inequities resulting from structural racism among minority groups.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Define race, racism and anti-racism;
  2. Discuss the history of race as a social construct;
  3. Explain how race is used in medicine (often incorrectly);
  4. Distinguish race as a social construct from genetic populations with shared ancestry; and
  5. Identify methods of practicing anti-racism in medicine.

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To receive a certificate, participants will need to complete all courses within one year. Participants must complete either the fall or winter Diversity seminar.

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This workshop provides learners the opportunity to learn about the core competencies of professionalism in the health environment. It will equip learners to improve patient care by successfully navigating conflicts between ethical principles, social and cultural values, and the interests of individuals and systems and helping other health professionals and students to do the same.

After this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how a professionalism lapse could be considered a medical error
  • Describe how to conduct a root cause analysis of a professionalism lapse
  • Assess challenges to professionalism improvement and develop professionalism improvement plans
  • Identify Kohlberg’s Levels of Moral Reasoning
  • Use Motivational Interviewing for professionalism engagement

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The Office for Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in coordination with the Office of Continuing Medical Education is offering a four-part hybrid (online and in class) training for SEED: Supporting Educational Excellence in Diversity.

Upon completion of this series, participants will be able to apply cultural humility to empower their teaching, identify the key elements of curricular content that contribute to the cultural microaggressions that impede learning and develop self-management and communications skills to navigate difficult interactions that impact cultural safety.

Attendees will be participating in a positive and nonjudgmental faculty development environment that combines online learning with in-person cohort discussions.

Audience: All Instructors on Record (IORs) and faculty Registration is now open for this four-part hybrid (online and in class) session.

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The Office for Health Equity Diversity and Inclusion now offers an e-course that meets the training requirements to serve on a faculty search committee.

Faculty serving as a committee member on an upcoming School of Medicine or School of Nursing faculty search may now complete the e-course for certification. *Certification lasts for 3 years, after which faculty may complete a re-certification e-course.

The Office for Health Equity Diversity and Inclusion will continue to offer in-person/virtual training opportunities on an ad hoc basis at the request of departments with a minimum of 10 participants.

Questions about the new e-course? Email hs-hedi@ucdavis.edu.

 Workshop details and requirements

Diversity Resources

Diversity resources for faculty members and staff of UC Davis Health.

  • Module #1: Guidelines for Faculty who work with Students with disabilities

  • Module #2: Communication 101: Best practice for communicating with students around disability related needs.

  • Module #3: Keeping it Confidential: Guidance for working with students with disabilities

  • Module #4: Accessible Admissions Practices: Making sure students with disabilities are addressed.

  • Module #5: Microaggressions: What they are and how they impact students with disabilities
  • Module #6: ADA 101: The basic laws that govern disability services
  • Module #7: Accommodations in the Clinical Setting
  • Module #8: Full Circle in the Diversity initiative: Inviting Disability to the table

The mission of the UC Davis Office for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is to create a climate of inclusion reflected in structures, policies and practices; the demographics of the UC Davis Health community; the attitudes and values of its members and leaders; and the quality of personal interactions.

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UC Davis Health is home to a vibrant community of nearly 300 female scientists and clinician faculty. The mission of the Women in Medicine and Health Sciences (WIMHS) program is to ensure the full participation and success of women in all roles within academic medicine.

The WIMHS program at UC Davis Health is an alliance with Women in Medicine and Science (WIMS) in medical schools throughout the nation through its interactions with the AAMC Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS). We partner with the medical student group with a similar mission, American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA).

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UC Davis ADVANCE is an Institutional Transformation grant that began in September of 2012. The program is supported by the National Science Foundation’s ADVANCE Program which aims to increase the participation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering careers. 

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The UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities takes a multidisciplinary, collaborative approach to the inequities in health access and quality of care. This includes a comprehensive program for research, education and teaching, and community outreach and information dissemination.

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The mission of the Office of Student and Resident Diversity (OSRD) is to create an environment of inclusion and respect, and to actively recruit and fully foster the development of a physician workforce that reflects the rich diversity of our nation and our world — a workforce wholly equipped to serve and care for all people, vigorously committed to reducing health disparities, and passionately dedicated to the goal of achieving true health equity.

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The mission of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is to ensure the attention to those components of the campus community that affect community, campus climate, diversity and inclusiveness. The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion provides leadership in diversity education, affirmative action, equity initiatives and campus community relations.

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A listing of the diversity resources available at the UC Davis campus.

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