February 18, the Office for Health Equity and Inclusion held a Michigan Medicine Second Look event with the theme, “Health Injustice: Stop the Inhumanity.” The virtual event was held for prospective house officers who have interviewed at Michigan Medicine. Second Look was an opportunity to educate and inform prospective house officers about Michigan Medicine’s commitment to health justice and the individual departments’ DEI and Community Engagement efforts.
“Loved the event. Especially liked that there were multiple speakers addressing different DEI issues and that both faculty as well as current residents in the program were present,” reflected a Second Look Weekend participant.
“I thought it was nice that much of the event was discussion and description of experiences instead of having sets of slides to read. After attending the event, I felt confident that diversity, equity, and inclusion is an important topic at Michigan Medicine.”
Throughout the event, 367 participants listened to a number of panels with topics ranging from vaccine hesitancy and mistrust, the Anti-Racism Oversight Committee, and support for underrepresented groups at Michigan Medicine. In the last half hour, each department had the opportunity to staff a breakout room to continue the conversation.
“I continue to be impressed with how forward-thinking Michigan Medicine is. I believe I would thrive in this environment and I would be fortunate to train at Michigan,” Second Look Weekend participant.