Regardless of where you do your residency, you’ll need someone who has your back. That would be me.
Gina Walton, MD
VICE PRESIDENT, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION, GRADUATE MEDICAL
EDUCATION ASSOCIATE DESIGNATED INSTITUTIONAL OFFICIAL ATTENDING PHYSIATRIST, PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION
Dr Walton, I just want you to know that I felt every word you wrote to my core. From being black and female and the incredible yet subtle racism it brings, to promising a platform for our voice as females, as women of colour to be heard and not hushed, I’m genuinely moved. I can tell just by reading your statement that you mean every word. Your promise to never neutralise who we are made me realise all the times I would just easily give up on my worth to please a program, thank you for reminding me of my own worth! Sinai is now one of my top choices, solely based on what you wrote. Thank you for your words.
Dr. Walton, I am not a part of this community yet, but I am really impressed about your vision and dedication. You are inspiring others! Looking forward to joining you!
Dr. Walton- I love the commitment. Great work. Our community will greatly appreciate this.
As applicant for the 2022 Cycle, this is everything I needed to hear. The first step is recognizing there is a problem. Actions, will always speak louder than words on a page when addressing DEI. I see the action, hopefully this will be a guiding light to other urban residency programs to take a hard look in the mirror at the diversity they are reflecting. You are really doing amazing work!
I absolutely agree! It is wonderful to see that under represented communities are being spoken for! In professional settings such as medicine, something as “minute” as cultural diversity is often overlooked. But when patients can relate to their physicians, quality of care can go much further. Sharing a common ground can be especially beneficial.
Love the commitment to DEI I’m seeing at Sinai!
Doctora Walton, es un placer en conocerte! As a current applicant for this 2022 residency cycle, these words are encouraging. DEI is a labor of love, with emphasis on labor. Glad to see the initial steps that will translate into amazing outcomes .
Dr. Walton – you are doing great work! Sinai Chicago’s commitment to diversity and inclusion shows that we are a diverse and inclusive community of passionate people who are working hard to make a difference in the quality of healthcare for our patients… and this work has just begun.