Diversity and Outreach

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UC Davis Health is committed to working towards becoming a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive department, residency, and specialty. We have the full support of the School of Medicine and the University of California in this effort backed by our system-wide Health Equity and Diversity Team.

Our faculty have published influential manuscripts focused on the continued lack of diversity in the orthopaedic workforce and have made strong recommendations on how to change the status quo. Additionally, we have presented and published numerous manuscripts examining the effects of gender, race, and ethnicity on access to orthopaedic surgical care and procedures.

Our dedication to diversity is reflected in our scholarly focus and attention to selecting the brightest and best candidates for resident and faculty positions within our department. Our match results within the last two years have enriched our work family to represent more women and individuals from underrepresented orthopaedic groups who will serve the diverse populations who live in the great state of California. In summary, as a department, we strive to be visionary and transformative in creating the change that our specialty and society need.

DEI faculty photo 


Community Engagement

  • Nth Dimensions 
    • The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery partners with the Nth Dimensions to offer a summer internship, an exceptional 8-week program providing students with a unique opportunity. Participants can observe various specialties throughout the program and shadow in the operating room and the clinic. This internship is an excellent chance for students to engage in research projects, gain practical experience, and enhance their skills in a real-world environment.

      • 2023 - Miracle Rogers, BA, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
      • 2022 - Joseph Holland, BS, MHA, Louisville at the University of Kentucky

  • The Perry Initiative
    • Our local workforce of clinically and academically strong women in orthopaedics continues to foster STEM outreach locally to girls and women through partnering with The Perry Initiative. This one-day program explores hands-on workshop modules and receives mentorship from our women surgeons and engineers.

      • The next event will be held on Sat, Dec 6, 2023, at Shriners Hospital for Children- Northern California. 

Related Links:

Office for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The Office of Student and Resident Diversity