Diversity and Inclusion

The residency program is actively involved in DEI. Our residents have yearly professionalism sessions on a DEI topic along with orientation and didactic curriculum focusing on selected topics on diversity and inclusion. We also have active committees as well. The Connecticut Children’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee is comprised of residents, fellows, attending faculty and hospital staff who are focused on expanding the diversity and inclusion within the Pediatric Residency Program to include participants from groups underrepresented in medicine (URM), and to become more representative of the populations we serve. Residents also participate in the University’s DEI oversight committee for institutional initiatives. In doing so, we hope to increase interest of URM applicants to our residency program, create an environment where URM residents feel supported and provide our patients with physician role-models.

Our Program has selected URM interview dates with a special meet and greet with our URM residents, fellows, and faculty.

We also support medical students to complete a rotation with us and learn more about our program. Application information can be found on the VESUM page.

We look forward to meeting you.

DEI Activities


  • Held residency celebrations including but not limited to black history month, women’s month, national Hispanic heritage month
  • Pride events in Hartford, CT
  • Regional SNMA meeting
  • Creating buttons promoting care for all children


  • DEI-specific activities completed
    • Going away party for graduating committee officers/members
    • New Intern Pot luck
    • DEI movie night (re-scheduled)
    • Hartford Pride Table
  • Mentoring program between Pediatric residents and
    • UConn medical students
    • UConn undergraduates
    • Quinnipiac medical students (planned)
  • Created DEI Ally group (in progress)
  • Strategic plan updated for DEI committee: 1, 3 and 5 year plans
  • Planned Booth at LMSA Conference
  • Planned Booth at SNMA National Meeting
  • DEI Residency Professional Session (yearly)
    • Scheduled March 2022
    • Includes residency, fellows and faculty
  • Developing DEI Café Night for applicants
    • Joined Well-Being committee activities
Everyone at Parkville Market
Journal Club White Fragility
Committee Graduation
Lenora and Xenia Celebration
Pride Event
Pride Event 2
Parkville Event