Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Rush University General Surgery Residency Program stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. The systematic racism experienced by Black Americans must be addressed with intention to combat the structure that has allowed racial inequities to persist. We pledge to disrupt the cycle of racism in the many forms it takes including complicit silence, implicit bias, inaction by those in power and systemic discrimination.
As a residency we strive to provide the best care to our patients and the best education to our residents. Integral to this goal is the intention to build a practice that meets the needs of our community, which includes the Black Community. Racism is a social determinant of health and will be recognized as such in our clinical practice, our resident education and our department culture.
To practice medicine without recognizing the effects of systemic racism would be negligent. We are responsible for recognizing the implications of our actions and the actions of the health care system at large.
We must raise our voices and our collective effort to declare that Black Lives Matter.

PGY-2 Niel Page along with other General Surgery Residents and faculty participate in the Walk for Solidarity to show support for the community we serve


Diversity & Inclusion in Surgery Committee

Mission Statment

Our mission is to recruit and retain diverse residents, to treat the patient population we serve and to empower and mentor the Underrepresented in Medicine (URIM) members of the Department of Surgery. 

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