Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Department of Otolaryngology is committed to fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We embrace and celebrate diversity in all its forms, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, and socioeconomic status, as it enhances our department's educational, research, and clinical missions.

We value and respect the unique perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds of our faculty, staff, trainees, and patients. We strive to create an inclusive environment where all individuals feel welcome, valued, and supported. We believe that diversity and inclusion are fundamental to promoting innovation, creativity, and excellence in otolaryngology practice. We are dedicated to promoting equity by identifying and addressing disparities in access to opportunities, resources, and advancement within our department. We strive to provide a fair and inclusive environment where all individuals have equal opportunities for professional growth and success, regardless of their background or identity. We actively engage in educational initiatives that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we continuously work towards increasing the diversity of our faculty, staff, and trainees. We are committed to providing education and training that fosters cultural competency, unconscious bias awareness, and inclusivity in otolaryngology practice. We also ensure that our patient care practices are equitable, culturally competent, and inclusive. We strive to provide patient-centered care that respects and addresses the unique needs, values, and beliefs of our diverse patient population.

We are committed to regular review and evaluation of our departmental policies, practices, and procedures to identify and address any barriers to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We value feedback from our community and are dedicated to continuously improving our efforts to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive Department of Otolaryngology.

In summary, the Department of Otolaryngology is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment where all individuals are valued, respected, and supported. We strive to promote equity, provide inclusive education and training, and ensure culturally competent patient care. We are dedicated to continuous improvement and actively work towards creating a department that reflects the diversity of our community and promotes excellence in otolaryngology practice.