A Top Priority .

At Georgetown we embrace diversity in our residency, our faculty, and our community. We understand that an inclusive academic program will enrich our learning environment and improve care of the patients we serve. Our program is dedicated to recruiting and retaining a diverse group of residents and faculty.  Our team welcomes members of all ages, ethnicities, genders, races, religions, sexual orientations and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Dynamic Curriculum .

Diversity and inclusion permeates all aspects of our curriculum.  Every clinical shift our residents have the opportunity to care for and learn from a profoundly diverse patient population.  We offer elective rotations focused on the care of unique populations. During didactics, we address the importance of diversity and inclusion via lectures, journal clubs, workshops, small group discussions, and simulation.  We highlight the importance of understanding and mitigating implicit bias.

Implicit Association Tests, Micro-Lectures, Small Group Discussions, and Large Group Discussions Facilitated by Beth Pontius, MD, and Dave Carlberg, MD

Grand Rounds Special Simulation – Jason Rotoli, MD – University of Rochester EM

Fellow Lecture – Sarah Goldman, MD, Health Policy

Journal Club - Goddu AP, O’Connor KJ, et al.  Do Words Matter? Stigmatizing Language and the Transmission of Bias in the Medical Record.  J Gen Intern Med. 2018; 33: 685-691.

Journal Club - Maragh-Bass AC, Torain M.  Risks, Benefits, and Importance of Collecting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data in Healthcare Settings: A Multi-Method Analysis of Patient and Provider Perspectives.  LGBT Health. 2017; 4: 141-152.

Journal Club - Tarraf W, Vega W, and Gonzalez H.  Emergency Department Services Use among Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Groups in the United States.  J Immigr Minor Health. 2014 August ; 16(4): 595–606.

Faculty Development

Faculty Development

Patrick Finan, MD, David Carlberg, MD, Diana Ladkany, MD, and Jessica Palmer, MD

Community Engagement .

Pre-Retreat Community Service

  • Capital Area Food Bank

Practicing in Underserved Areas

  • Zambia
  • Indian Health Service – Gallup, NM
  • Global Health Track

Georgetown's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

  • Resident Diversity and Inclusion Committee
    • Chair: Dr. Julien Jean-Francois
  • Involvement with national organizations
    • Student National Medical Association
    • Latino Medical Students Association
    • Women in Medicine

Women in Leadership .

Maryann Amirshahi, PharmD, MD, MPH, PhD

Emergency Medicine Attending Physician

B. Elizabeth Delasobera, MD

Program Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship; Medical Director, MedStar PromptCare

Sonja Devaul, MD

Assistant Chair, MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Emergency Department

Rebecca Foster, MD, FAAEM

Assistant Chair Of Emergency Medicine, Medstar Southern Maryland Hospital

Jessica Galarraga, MD

Health Services Research Director, Health Policy Fellowship

Korin Hudson, MD, FACEP, CAQ-SM

Associate Program Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship

Kathryn Kellogg, MD

Emergency Medicine Attending Physician

Diana Ladkany, MD

Emergency Medicine Attending Physician

Kerri Layman, MD, RDMS

Vice Chair, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Jasmine Malek, MD

Emergency Medicine Attending Physician

Norine A. McGrath, MD, FACEP

Emergency Medicine Attending Physician

Teresa Muns, DO, FACEP

Chair, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center

Susan O'Mara, MD

Chair, MedStar Washington Hospital Center Department of Emergency Medicine

Jessica Palmer, MD

Director of Resident Educational Activities

Tina Rosenbaum, MD, MPH

Emergency Medicine Attending Physician

Philippa Soskin, MD, MPP

Program Director, Health Policy Fellowship

Jennifer N. Thompson, MD

Emergency Medicine Attending Physician

Kathryn Voss, MD

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital ED Site Director

Lindsey White, MD

Emergency Medicine Attending Physician

Lauren Wiesner, MD

Assistant Chair, MedStar Washington Hospital Center Emergency Department

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