The Dean's Council for Graduate Medical Education (DCGME) eastablished a subcommittee for Diversity, Multicultural Affairs, and Inclusion in the Spring of 2013. Subcommittee members include residents, fellows, faculty memebrs, program directors, and Heersink School of Medicine leadership. The purpose of the subcommittee is to promote a more diverse presence of highly qualified trainees at UAB, while continuing to promote a culture and environment that is welcoming and inclusive, where everyone can equally thrive and succeed, regardless of their background. 

If you are interested in finding our more information about the subcommittee, please contact one of the following:

Dr. Latesha Elopre 
Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases
Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Graduate Medical Education

Justin Evans 
Program Manager

Or email



Healthcare Disparities Academy (HDA)

The ACGME Common Program Requirements direct programs to provide training related to healthcare disparities as part of their educational program around quality improvement, as disparities exist in the healthcare that is provided to individuals across different populations. We have been extending our efforts a step further in working with Dr. Mona Fouad, Senior Associate Dean for Diversity & Inclusion, and the ODI staff to develop a Healthcare Disparities Academy (HDA) to provide additional training in cultural competency for our residents and fellows so that they will be better able to provide care that begins to address these disparities in healthcare. The HDA is a dynamic, half-day interactive session that provides education and discussion around the definition of health disparities, the social determinants of health, and the role of place in health.


UAB Connect Mentoring Portal

If you're already an underrepresented in medicine (URiM) medical student or resident and are looking to establish meaningful mentorships, our UAB Connect Mentoring Portal can help you find and connect with faculty mentors from similar backgrounds.


Student and Resident Mentoring