Mission and Plan of Action

DEI mission

Mission: To create an inclusive culture dedicated to shaping the field of surgery to be more diverse. Our goal is to continue to expand our diversity within our talented team, which leads to even more inclusive patient-centered care.

Our Goals:

  • Improve department-wide education in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion by providing more impactful content.
  • Continue efforts to increase the number of URMiM resident, fellow, and faculty physicians within the department to better represent the population of South Carolina.
  • Support fair and equitable promotion of female and URMiM faculty.
  • Align the Department of Surgery’s efforts with that of the MUSC Enterprise.

What we are doing:

  • Heritage small group discussions and speaker series.
  • Combined faculty, staff, and trainee Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Educational activities.
  • Host dedicated Grand Rounds that will focus on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion topics.
  • Establish permanent display highlighting the diversity within the department.
  • Incorporation of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion topics into the resident and fellow yearly educational schedule.
  • Create a One sheet that will be updated yearly to highlight our success in recruitment/current staffing.
  • Promote MUSC career development opportunities (faculty development round table, WSI, Apple Tree Society, etc.

DEI Ribbon Cutting

Department of Surgery Diversity and Cultural Display ribbon cutting 02/10/2023.