Diversity Equity and Inclusion

Baylor University Medical Center, Medical Education (GME) is committed to advancing and passionately promoting a training environment where all feel welcomed and valued.
A culture of inclusion encourages innovation and is a catalyst for building dynamic teams that serve our communities.

Medical Education Diversity Equity and Inclusion Council

The Medical Education Diversity Equity and Inclusion Council creates and Supports initiatives that help enhance diversity, equity and inclusion across GME programs. We strive to uphold an inclusive and supportive environment for all trainees, faculty, Medical Education staff and the patients we care for.

The council is co-chaired by Dr. Lauren Fine and Nikie Sewell. Additional council members include Residents, Fellows, Medical Students, Faculty and Medical Education staff.

Strategic Emphasis

The Council's dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion across training programs includes three strategic concentrations:

Recruitment, Retention and Advancement Strategies

  • Identify best practices for retaining and advancing groups under-represented in medicine
  • Analyze department diversity compared to national data, assist in developing data-based goals for the future, and monitor progress toward goals
  • Implement projects and provide education for recruiting URIM applicants 

Equity In Medicine

  • Promote education on social determinants of health and health equity through GME curriculum
  • Investigate mechanisms through research, quality improvement and programs to promote equity within our GME community
  • Analyze profile data, policies, procedures and qualitative data to be used in determining primary needs of GME as related to diversity, equity and inclusion

Creating Culture of Inclusion

  • Provide education and understanding of our communities and issues they are confronted with
  • Promote a culture of inclusion in GME through planned activities
  • Provide DEI-specific Grand Rounds to our faculty
  • Implementation of Implicit Bias Playbook exercises for programs to use for their faculty

Visiting Medical Student Rotation Scholarship

The Department of Medical Education at Baylor University Medical Center is committed to advancing and promoting a training environment emphasizing outreach, advocacy for equitable outcomes in healthcare, and building dynamic teams that serve our communities. As such, the Medical Education Community Engagement Committee was formed. Together we strive to uphold a mutually supportive environment for all trainees, faculty, staff and the patients we care for.

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Scholarship Overview

Established in 2018 by the General Surgery residency, the goal of the scholarship was to encourage applicants with an interest in serving our unique community and alleviate some of the financial hardship a student might face while on an away rotation. The Scholarship has now expanded to include an additional nine residency programs. Students may apply that are interested in pursuing a career in one of the following specialties: General Surgery, Diagnostic Radiology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery, Pathology, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, or Dermatology. One scholarship award in an amount up to $1,500 will be available for each specialty to complete a rotation at Baylor University Medical Center between the months of August through January.

Who Should Apply

Senior medical students entering the current year’s match that are from LCME or AOA-accredited medical schools within the United States and Puerto Rico but whose home institution is outside of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex are welcome to apply. Students must first submit a rotation application through the Association of American Medical Colleges' (AAMC) Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) site. Senior students from Texas A&M University School of Medicine that are not assigned to Dallas as their home campus may apply after they have been scheduled to a visiting elective associated with the residency they intend to match into.

How to Apply

Submit all application materials or questions to Sarah Wilson at Sarah.Wilson1@BSWHealth.org. Applications are accepted between April 1st and June 1st. Any applications submitted after the deadline may be considered if space allows. If selected, you will receive notification via email by June 21st.



Baylor Scott & White Health current Initiatives and subcommittees

Baylor Scott & White Health healthcare system has 12 facility-based Diversity Councils. These councils are catalysts for driving organizational change and incorporating the ideas, creativity and opportunities brought forth by passionate team members who work within our facilities. Our local council at Baylor University Medical Center is composed of up to 30 interdisciplinary team members who broadly represent the demographics of the institution's service area and diversity of roles found at Baylor University Medical Center and on the broader Dallas Campus.

The current subcommittees and priorities include:

  • BUMC (Baylor University Medical Center) and Community Relations: Improve our outreach into the community we serve
  • BUMC Employee Advocacy/Engagement: Reduce racial, gender, sexual orientation, and religious bias to influence employee retention and job satisfaction
  • BUMC Leadership Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitance Amongst Communities of Color: Work with communities to educate and answer questions about COVID-19 vaccination to improve vaccine uptake
  • Patient Advocacy/Engagement: Reduce how racial, gender, sexual orientation, and religious bias influence health care delivery
  • BUMC Minority Physician/Advance Practice Providers: recruitment and retention advocacy group