The Duke Department of Medicine is committed to fostering an inclusive community of trainees, faculty and staff.
We provide a supportive learning environment for all trainees that respects the diversity of our professional and patient communities.
We celebrate this diversity.
We support and protect members of racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans and military families, members of LGBTQ+ communities, immigrants and refugees, and the many others who enrich our community.
Voices of Medicine
Hear from our leaders why equity and inclusion matter to them and how our programs make diversity a priority.
Kimberley Evans, MD
Associate Vice Chair, Faculty Development and Diversity
Chair, Minority Recruitment & Retention Committee
David Ortiz-Melo, MD
Associate Chair, Minority Recruitment & Retention Committee
Omobonike Oloruntoba-Sanders, MD
Trainee Liaison, Minority Recruitment & Retention Committee
Suchita Shah Sata, MD
Trainee Liaison, Program for Women in Internal Medicine
John Duronville, MD
Civility Champion debrief facilitator
The Department of Medicine has an active and supportive Minority, Recruitment and Retention Committee (MRRC) led by Kimberley Evans, MD. The MRRC provides opportunities for career mentoring, leadership development and social networking throughout the year, with specific offerings for trainees that are organized by Omobonike Oloruntoba, MD, MRRC House Staff Liaison.
The Program for Women in Internal Medicine, led by Daniella Zipkin, MD, provides career development and peer mentoring programs for women students, trainees, and faculty. The “Before They Were Stars” series gathers senior women faculty from the department in a panel discussion about their career trajectory and other topics. This series and other events are planned specifically for trainees by Suchita Shah Sata, MD, PWIM House Staff Liaison.
The Department of Medicine is committed to making our workplace safe, healthy, and supportive for our faculty, staff, trainees, and patients. A positive work culture depends on a foundation of mutual respect and civility. To promote and maintain a culture of civility, we provide resources and support for incidents of bias, harassment and uncivil behavior. Learn about our Civility Champions initiative.
Learn more about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Department of Medicine.
There are many ways Duke Health, Duke University School of Medicine, and Duke University support and foster a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist environment. Please view some of the available resources below.
- Duke Minority Housestaff Association
- Housestaff Association for Sexual and Gender Diversity
- Moments to Movement
- Coalition of Black Physicians
- Message from Dr. Cathy Kuhn on Duke Health Graduate Medical Education’s commitment to anti-racism
- Statement from Chancellor Washington, July 31, 2020
- Statement from Chancellor Washington, June 19, 2020