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    Winston-Salem, NC 27157


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Diversity and Inclusion

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Diversity

Diversity as a core value embodies inclusiveness, mutual respect, and multiple perspectives and serves as a catalyst for change resulting in health equity. In this context, we are mindful of all aspects of human differences such as socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, geography, disability and age.

Inclusion

Inclusion is a core element for successfully achieving diversity. Inclusion is achieved by nurturing the climate and culture of the institution through professional development, education, policy, and practice. The objective is creating a climate that fosters belonging, respect, and value for all and encourages engagement and connection throughout the institution and community. 

The following statements are specific to Wake Forest School of Medicine and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center:

  • We believe that diversity and inclusion are integral to achieving excellence and quality health outcomes for all.
  • We believe that achieving the mission of the Medical Center requires the creation and maintenance of a work and educational environment that embodies diversity and inclusion.
  • We believe in the unlimited value of a diverse workforce at all levels of our Medical Center.
  • We embrace the definition of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) for diversity, including the recognition that diversity is not limited to race and ethnicity, but must also take account of socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, religious commitment, physical ability and all of the experiences that enrich our lives.
  • We believe that in order to eliminate the pervasive health disparities that exist in our region and country, we must recruit, retain and train a diverse cadre of faculty, staff and trainees.
  • We believe that our educational programs should enable health care professionals to provide culturally competent care and address health disparities.
  • We believe our Medical Center should actively engage with our local and regional communities to advance health equity. 

The Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity

The Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity is addressing one of the most compelling demographic trends in modern American history—the increasing diversity of the U.S. population. By 2050, the country will be split almost evenly between non-Hispanic Whites and all other minority groups. 

The Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity envisions the achievement of health equity by moving scientific discovery to action. We have affiliates from every specialty actively participating in Health Disparities research, Community Outreach and Student Development.  

The Center was founded in 2002 as a result of the collaborative efforts of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center administration, Dr. Angelou and other key individuals. The original name of the Center was “The Maya Angelou Research Center on Minority Health” and the name was changed in 2008 to its current form.

The Faculty Senate of Wake Forest University has voted to adopt the following resolution relating to House Bill 2 (HB2):

“The Faculty Senate of Wake Forest University opposes North Carolina House Bill 2, enacted on March 23, 2016, which is contrary to our University-wide commitment to diversity and inclusion. The law specifically prevents cities from legally protecting sexual and gender minorities from discrimination, while also preventing transgender people from accessing public restrooms safely. The Senate believes that the bill will negatively affect our current LGBTQ faculty, administrators, staff and students and their friends and family and may negatively affect recruitment of faculty, administrators, staff and students. In addition, as the law prohibits K-12 public schools and publicly-funded universities and colleges in North Carolina from having multi-stall, multi-sex bathrooms, it could jeopardize federal funding for the schools attended by many of our family members, friends and neighbors. Thus, we urge our local government officials to take an active stand against the law, and we urge the North Carolina General Assembly and the Governor to repeal House Bill 2.”

The Faculty Senate represents faculty from the entire University: the undergraduate College, the School of Business, the School of Law, the School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Divinity and the Z. Smith Reynolds Library.

The resolution is one of many efforts, including a similar resolution passed by faculty in the undergraduate College last month, to underscore inclusive values at Wake Forest.

 

  • Contact Us
  • 336-716-2694

    pedsres@wakehealth.edu

  • Additional Information

    Please email us if you would be interested in speaking with one of our alums in your area.


    Wake Forest Baptist Medical
    Department of Pediatrics
    Medical Center Boulevard 
    Winston-Salem, NC 27157


    Donate Now
    Donate to Residency Fund

    *select pediatric residency education from menu