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Graduate Medical Education

Graduate Medical Education

Culture, Engagement & Enrichment (CEE)

Diversity Inclusion and Health Equity

The USF Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME) is committed to training physicians from all backgrounds and cultures and has an interest in developing a heterogenous community among residents and fellows from all training programs.

We adhere to the USF Health medical education values which include:

  • High Standards
  • Respect for Individuals
  • Advancing Knowledge
  • Personal Development & Leadership
  • Commitment to Health

USF GME encompass these educational values in the creation of a scholarly environment that fosters excellence in education, research, and compassionate patient care. 

Our commitment to create and sustain a scholarly environment includes engaging and enriching our community based upon USF core values of inquiry, innovation, integrity and inclusion as:

  • Appreciative inquiry through collegiality, collaboration, and amplification of our strengths
  • Healthcare innovation through collection of a variety of viewpoints and ideas driving new processes, services, or products that enhance operational efficiency, delivery of care, and outcomes
  • Integrity through cultivating relationships of trust with patients founded upon our dedication to practice medicine in accord with the standards of intellectual and moral excellence
  • Inclusive healthcare through welcoming environments for patients, clinicians, trainees, and staff (all healthcare employees) promoting engagement, open communication, and respect enhancing personalized care with mitigation of disparities

Our strategies:

  • Support policies and practices in accordance with holistic review processes by which each applicant's experiences, accomplishments, personal qualities, and potential to enhance the learning environment are considered
  • Retain trainees through the provision of support services and foster an environment of belonging
  • Coordinate educational activities for USF MCOM faculty, staff, and residents to engage in development of their knowledge, skills, and attitudes involving inclusive healthcare practices
  • Partner with programs to promote cultural humility and practices that mitigate disparities 


The Culture, Engagement & Enrichment (CEE) Subcommittee is charged with upholding the USF MCOM framework that encourages and promotes a learning culture that welcomes and sustains trainees. We diligently work to ensure that all trainees feel supported and accepted to optimize their educational experience and engagement in healthcare.

Under the auspices of the Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC), the CEE subcommittee establishes initiatives and programs that will educate our trainees on cultural humility in their practice, professional enrichment, as well as promote recruitment and retention of diverse trainees within our programs and medical field.

Are you interested in joining an institution or affiliate diversity/equity committee or the opportunity to fund your research related to Health Equity? 

Contact a member of the Resident Advisory Committee (RAC) or Chair of Culture, Engagement & Enrichment (CEE) Subcommittee for more information.