The Department of Medicine is committed to ensuring all faculty, staff and trainees feel valued and respected regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, rank or title. The pursuit of excellence through a commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in our three pillars, which are research, education and patient care.

Departmental efforts to accomplish this goal include the AAMC-Cook Ross Unconscious Bias in Everyday Healthcare Training that equips residents, faculty and staff to promote respect for all groups of people at UAB. We also take part in the INtentional and INclusive Faculty Recruitment Process that aims to recruit a diverse pool of applicants who are evaluated on core performance competencies that minimize bias while hiring.

The DOM Women in Medicine Series group is a quarterly meeting that has been a great success in being able to share challenges, offer mentorship, and build community among the women in the Department of Medicine. Female Internal Medicine and Medicine/Pediatrics residents, female fellows in the Department of Medicine and female faculty as well as interested staff are invited to attend these sessions. The Diversity Enrichment Committee in the Internal Medicine Residency Program offers residents an opportunity make a lasting impact on our culture while learning about the many factors that impact culture and diversity in academic medicine.

“We hope to foster a culture where all employees (regardless of race/ethnicity, gender, terminal degree, Division, faculty rank, staff title, etc.) feel respected, valued, included, and acknowledged for their unique contributions to the DOM mission and vision.”
- Monica Baskin, PhD, DOM Vice Chair for Culture and Diversity

Diversity Leaders

Monica BaskinMonica Baskin, PhD
Professor, Division of Preventive Medicine
DOM Vice Chair for Culture and Diversity 
Associate Director for Community Outreach and Engagement, Comprehensive Cancer Center

Karla WilliamsKarla Williams, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine,
Hospital Medicine
Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Internal Medicine Residency Program

Diversity Partners

UAB Medicine

UAB Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

School of Medicine

Tinsley Harrison Internal Medicine Residency Program