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Medical Education

Diversity

Many medical residency programs use these words to describe those who teach and train:

  • Compassionate
  • Knowledgeable
  • Skillful
  • Dedicated
  • Diverse

And all these words do indeed apply to members of AnMed Health’s Family Medicine Residency program. But our commitment to diversity is one of the things that differentiates AnMed Health.

“We take our diversity seriously,” according to medical resident Amanda Davis. “Diversity is deeper than any picture. It has to do with experiences, beliefs, life stories and goals. Our patient population is very diverse as all of our faculty and residents know well from their daily walks with them through life.”

In addition to a diverse patient populations, AnMed Health’s Family Medicine Residency program’s commitment to diversity is expressed in these ways:

  • AnMed Health Office of Diversity and Language Services – Committed to reducing health disparities in care, and provides interpretation services to non-English and limited-English speaking patients.
  • AnMed Health Connect Symposium – Yearly event open to hospital staff and community groups to discuss diversity and health disparities.
  • Anderson Free Clinic – Established in 1984 to provide care for the underserved. Staffed by volunteers, including residents and faculty.
  • Residency Diversity Committee – A subgroup of residents and faculty who meet several times year to promote diversity within our residency program and to work on our cultural competency curriculum.