House Officer and Faculty Programs

There are a wide variety of programs and opportunities for Michigan Medicine house officers and faculty. If you are interested in these opportunities, please contact OHEI Faculty Programs or House Officer Programs.

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Health Equity & Quality Scholars Program

The Health Equity and Quality Scholars Program (HEQSP) is a 10-month certificate program designed to further develop house officers into leaders and change agents. House officers learn about cultural humility and the root causes of health disparities and apply what they learned by completing a structured quality improvement initiative aimed at reducing health or healthcare disparities.

Learn more about HEQSP
Educational and Funding Opportunities
Diversity Fund

The Diversity Fund is intended to assist faculty recruitment and advancement efforts that promote diversity, health equity and inclusion. The Diversity Fund provides funding to faculty who have a commitment to DEI. Faculty can receive funding support to either conduct research or put toward student loans.

Innovation Grants

Every year, faculty, staff, house officers, and learners with innovative programs or initiatives related to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion at Michigan Medicine are encouraged to submit an application to receive mini-grant funding up to $5000 through the Phyllis M. Blackman Innovation Grant program.

Journal Clubs

Journal clubs are an opportunity for house officers and faculty to discuss articles focused on health equity.

Second Look Weekend

During Second Look Weekend, Michigan Medicine faculty and staff educate and inform prospective House Officers about Michigan Medicine’s commitment to health justice and individual departments’ DEI and Community Engagement efforts.

Ways to Get Involved
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Health Equity Leadership Program

Faculty and house officers can help promote the development of leadership skills in medical students interested in health equity, diversity, and inclusion work.

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Second Look at Michigan (SL@M) - Medical Students

The University of Michigan Medical School (UMMS) invites undecided candidates, who have been accepted to attend UMMS, to visit campus. They plan both virtual and in-person programming to give prospective students an inside glimpse at what life is really like as a Michigan medical student. House officers and faculty can participate in this event.

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Michigan Faculty and Medical Student (M-FAMS)

The M-FAMS Partnership is a collaboration between OHEI and the Student Diversity Council, bringing like-minded medical students and faculty together in a guided mentorship program. The goal of the program is to pair interested medical students with an individual faculty member who will serve as a mentor for any diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and identity related interests, efforts and issues during their time here at Michigan Medicine. Mentors and mentees will meet at least once quarterly. In addition, OHEI will host a larger annual event to celebrate all members of the M-FAMS Partnership.

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Youth Summit

Michigan Medicine faculty and house officers are invited to participate in the Youth Summit on May 20, 2023. The Youth Summit is a daylong outreach event aimed at engaging and exposing diverse middle school students from schools across southeast Michigan with Michigan Medicine health care teams, units and departments. Students have an opportunity to engage with practitioners through hands-on simulations, career panels and talks, and personal connections, in preparation for medical career paths. If you have a passion for health equity and a desire to inspire the next generation of health care leaders, please inquire about becoming involved.

For House Officers & Faculty
Upcoming DEI Events
Health Professions Education Day 2024
Health Professions Education (HPE) Day is an annual event that brings together faculty, health care professionals, students and staff from the 10 health science schools across the University of Michigan’s three campuses and Michigan Medicine to share best practices for health professions education, interprofessional education and innovation in health professions education.
Moving from Awareness to Action: Creating an Anti-Racist Agenda for Healthcare
This panel and discussion is part of a day-long symposium on equity and healthcare, “We Make the Road By Walking: Advancing a Health Equity Movement.” This session will focus on brainstorming and identifying concrete strategies and action steps to develop an anti-racist agenda for healthcare based on this call to action from Bram Wispelwey and Michelle Morse.
We make the road by walking: Advancing a health equity movement
Two international thought leaders in anti-racism and health--Dr Camara Phyllis Jones and Dr. Chandra Ford--will be in public conversation for the first time here at the University of Michigan. In an historic event, these two luminaries will help us navigate the question of “how is racism operating here?” through a rich discussion about risk, fear, cultivating an ethic, and the insufficiency of naming the problem alone.
Charting a Critical Course for the Study of Racial Health Inequities
This “fireside” discussion will bring together scholars, including Dr. Ryan Petteway and Dr. Monica McLemore, to speak on two major issues in the public health literature on racial health inequities that challenge our ability as a field to maintain an evidence base to support change.
Addressing Food Insecurity through Partnership with the Farm at Trinity
This talk will cover collecting Michigan Medicine data regarding food insecurity and how we partnered with the Farm at Trinity to provide 50 families with fresh vegetables and fruit for 36 weeks.
KEYNOTE: The Mile-High Vantage Point for Healthcare Equity: The Business Case for Equitable Care Delivery
Panel- How do we maintain the bottom line and still hold healthcare equity as a priority?
Economic Inequality: Our Divided Society the Growing Gap and the Social Determinants of Health (SDoH)
Learn the social and cultural costs of our economic inequality, and ways to advocate for a more equal society.
KEYNOTE: Putting Patients at the Center of Healthcare Equity
Panel discussion with leaders in our patient service areas that will address the question "How do we center the patient at the heart of healthcare equity?
Bridging the Gap: Healthcare Equity Consult Service Ambulatory Care Expansion Project
During this session we will provide a brief summary on the work of the Healthcare Equity Consult Service to date and the planned expansion into Ambulatory Care