Diversity and Inclusion

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The Emergency Medicine Residency Program at the University of Connecticut is committed to enhancing the recruitment, retention, and professional development of underrepresented groups. As our population becomes more ethically and racially diverse, we continue to work towards building a program that reflects the diversity of our surrounding communities. Through mentorship and educational initiatives, our program strives to provide its residents with the tools necessary to deliver compassionate and culturally competent care.

Diversity and Inclusion Committee

  • Goals of the committee:
    • Increase the recruitment of residency applicants from underrepresented groups in medicine.
    • Provide a platform for residents and faculty to discuss relevant topics such as unconscious bias, care of our LGBT community, and cultural competency.
    • Collaborate with our medical school on community outreach projects, pipeline programs, and medical student mentorship.
    • Visiting Elective Scholarship Program for Underrepresented Medical Students.

For more information, please contact Emergency Medicine residents Ayesha Gittens at aygittens@uchc.edu or Donias Doko at doko@uchc.edu.

Female Leadership

Cynthia Price, M.D.
Associate Residency Program Director

Mariann Kelley
Site Coordinator, Connecticut Children’s
Director of SIM Education, UConn Health

Meghan Herbst, M.D.
Emergency Ultrasound Director

Alise Fralliciardi, M.D.
Medical Director of Emergency Services
UConn Health

Anumeha Singh, M.D.
Chair of Emergency Medicine
Hartford Hospital

Elizabeth Schiller, M.D.
Assistant Residency Program Director

Jennifer Martin, M.D.
Chair of Emergency Medicine
Saint Francis Hospital

Emily Mensel, M.D.
Site Coordinator
Hartford Hospital

Avital Porat, M.D.
Medical Director, Quality and Safety, Hartford Region
Hartford HealthCare