Onboarding for New Fellows Includes Stepping In 4-Respect Workshop


The Department of Medicine’s (DOM) commitment to fostering an inclusive community of trainees, faculty and staff begins for incoming fellows during their first weeks on campus. On Monday, July 3, more than 50 fellows attended the interactive Stepping In 4-Respect workshop.

The session, led by John Duronville, MD, Isaretta Riley, MD, and Lisa Criscione-Schreiber, MD, offered valuable insights on effective response strategies to address incidents of discrimination, focusing on occurrences involving racial, gender, and ethnicity-based bias.

The fellows had an opportunity to engaged in dynamic discussions and interactive exercises.

“Building an inclusive environment for our patients, begins by creating a culture of respect and inclusion within our own Medicine community,” said Duronville. “Having an opportunity to introduce the “upstander” initiative early with our trainees not only prepares them to be advocates within our learning environment, but in the clinical space as well.”