Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
College of Medicine's DEI
For information about the University of Kentucky College of Medicine's diversity, equity, and inclusion mission, please visit the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Our fellowship program is committed to a continuous anti-racist effort spanning our tripartite missions of education, research and patient care. We are proud to have established changes in our application review process designed toward the recognition of disparities in cardiovascular training. We understand the importance of having faculty from groups historically underrepresented in medicine (UIM) and currently, the Associate Chair for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the department of internal medicine resides within our division. Our hospital enterprise follows the UK HealthCare Living DIReCT values which emphasizes diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork and our Fellowship Program adheres to that mission. The national underrepresentation of women in cardiology and its subspecialties is well known, despite the fact that women comprise >50% of internal medicine residents. Only 30% of cardiology fellowship applicants are women and this is in part driven by the finding of only 15% of academic cardiology faculty are women. To address this issue, our division has been proud to successfully recruit future leaders who are women and to attract them to join our division as early career faculty.