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Resources for Underrepresented Trainees

The UC San Diego Department of Psychiatry is committed to promoting the inclusion and success of individuals from historically underrepresented backgrounds in academic medicine. We strive to create an inclusive environment for trainees representing all aspects of diversity (race/ethnicity, disability, religion, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status), with a particular commitment to supporting the recruitment, retention, and advancement of trainees from diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds.

As such, the department has formed the  Recruiting, Retaining, and Elevating Black and Diverse Trainees subcommittee of the department's EDI Action Council. This committee strives to foster a supportive and inclusive climate for underrepresented trainees through advocacy, resource development, and sponsorship. This work is never finished, and we welcome the voices of all staff, trainees, and faculty within the department. If you have questions, comments, suggestions, or you are interested in joining the Recruiting, Retaining, and Elevating Black and Diverse Trainees subcommittee, you can use the feedback button below or email

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Action Items

For other diversity-related content showcasing events in our Department, general discussion of diversity-related topics, and articles identified by the Diversity Dissemination Subcommittee - please visit the Diversity Corner and Diversity Reads