The Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences provides faculty, staff and trainees with regular opportunities for collaboration, connection and education. From annual events to weekly opportunities, the department's Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ) Committee strives to encourage inclusiveness, nurture empathy and foster cultural competence through engaging events.
Whether it's through participation in events like White Coats for Black Lives or discussions organized by the Women in Radiology group, the department's DEIJ Committee aims to connect faculty, staff and trainees with opportunities to learn, grow and support each other and their community. From engaging opportunities that shed light on groups who are underrepresented in medicine to unique conversations that bring awareness to microaggressions— the DEIJ Committee encourages current and future colleagues always to listen and remain eager for change.
Hispanic Radiology Group Outreach Event
The department held its first outreach event for the Hispanic Radiology Group (HRG). The event was an amazing opportunity where resident leaders Abner Mercado Arocho, MD and Patrick Serrano, MD presented to diverse medical students about radiology as a career. They were supported by faculty leaders Juan Tejada, MD, Atul Agarwal, MD and Leah Sieck, MD. The medical students heard from our residents and attending faculty about their journeys to radiology.
Tina Harris, MD presented an hour-long presentation, called "Why Radiology?" during a regional Student National Medical Association (SNMA) Outreach event. This event is a great opportunity for learners and faculty to connect and discover programs across the United States. First year resident, Yolanda Shaw, MD and Leah Sieck, MD volunteered for a live chat in the department's virtual booth.
Monthly or Annual Events
LGBTQ+ Health Care Conference
Over 1,000 people joined the 2021 LGBTQ Health Care Conference at IU School of Medicine. The annual event is a great opportunity to learn more about the unique challenges and barriers to health care for LGBTQ+ individuals.
Since 2013, the Women in Radiology group has provided mentorship and comradery to female medical students and residents. The group strives to strengthen discussion, improve collaboration and create a sense of community among women radiologists through philanthropic endeavors, academic discussions, outreach to girls and young women, and social gatherings.
These events are the perfect opportunity for residents, faculty and staff to get together and explore a new part of Indianapolis. Sometimes occurring at a downtown pub, other times located at a local park— Third Thursdays have become a memorable tradition within the department.