Diversity is a concept by which value is placed on the differences of the people who make up our workforce. These differences include both primary dimensions (e.g., race, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation), and secondary dimensions (e.g., geographic location, marital status, work background, religious beliefs). As our workforce becomes more diverse, we embrace the opportunity to find ways of enabling people of many different backgrounds to make valuable contributions to UConn Health. It is not enough to simply increase diversity in the workplace, we must also promote positive working relationships by learning to respect and appreciate people with diverse backgrounds. When individuals communicate and work effectively with each other, the quality of care that we deliver to our patients improves.
Diversity and inclusion are foundational elements of the UConn Health Department of Pharmacy’s post-graduate training programs. Consistent with this focus, we pursue diversity in all its varied expressions, including but not limited to, gender, race, ethnicity, physical ability, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Our goal is to provide a diverse educational environment that fosters the success of learners to provide culturally competent care and become inclusive of the population they serve, as well as, create a clinical environment that provides high quality healthcare to the myriad communities of the State of Connecticut.
Approved by: Residency Advisory Committee
UConn John Dempsey Hospital Department of Pharmacy