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
Curtis Center Art for Equity Contest: What does Health Equity mean to Future Leaders?
The Curtis Center will be hosting a creative Art for Equity (video, poems, audio, photobook, etc.,) contest for undergraduate students to showcase what health equity means to them. Our event will be an awards ceremony to announce the top 3 winners (with a prize), scored based on a predetermined criteria. Winners will receive a cash prize.
Zero Hunger Food Distribution
This initiative between Kroger's Zero Hunger Zero Waste Youth Advisory Council Member and Maggie's Marketplace aims to not only provide food to individuals in need but also create a supportive environment for community members. In addition to the food distribution, social workers will be present to connect individuals with various community resources.
Environmental Justice Impact on Health Disparities
Fundamental parts of human health and well-being include clean air, clean and adequate water, and protection from chemicals. Yet, many in our community are impacted by a lack of these resources, leading to increased health risks. Join us for an impactful session delving into the critical intersection of environmental justice and healthcare outcomes.
Take a Nature Break with Nature Rx- Morning Event
Take a break and learn more about the benefits of nature for well-being and healing through Michigan’s own Nature Rx program! Meet at one of two hospital locations, then navigate to the Arb–or meet at the Arb. After a mini-session on what Nature Rx is and how to navigate the app, we will head outside. Participants will have an opportunity to practice activities to direct focus to nature and experience its benefits.
Program for Equity in Adolescent and Child Health (PEACH) work-in-progress session
Maria Shakour Skoczylas, MD, a clinical assistant professor in Pediatrics-Hospitalists, will present on her project exploring whether newborns are equitably drug screened.
Take a Nature Break with Nature Rx- Afternoon Event
Take a break and learn more about the benefits of nature for well-being and healing through Michigan’s own Nature Rx program! Meet at one of two hospital locations, then navigate to the Arb–or meet at the Arb. After a mini-session on what Nature Rx is and how to navigate the app, we will head outside. Participants will have an opportunity to practice activities to direct focus to nature and experience its benefits.
LGBTQ+ Parents' Experiences Accessing Health Care for their Children with Developmental Disabilities
In this Bioethics Grand Rounds, Emilee Coulter-Thompson, DrPH, LMSW presents published research on the impact of health care bias and discrimination on LGBTQ+ parents' and their children with developmental disabilities in the U.S. This event is hosted by the U-M Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine (CBSSM), and continuing education credits are available.
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Pride Pin Initiative, School of Nursing
This event will explore how wearing Pride Pins in a healthcare setting have impacted patient’s experiences based on anonymous student submissions.
MICHR Community Engagement Showcase: Connecting Academics & Communities in Research
Learn how we support you in building bridges, breaking barriers, and connecting through partnered research.