Diversity and Inclusion

The Division of Nephrology at the University of California, San Francisco is committed to recruiting, supporting and training nephrologists from all backgrounds including traditionally underrepresented groups. We believe that promoting diversity, inclusiveness, and equity will enhance the nephrology work force and meet the needs of the multi-ethnic populations we serve.

The Division of Nephrology has an internal “mini-Watson” program which continues to support members of our Division who had been identified by the School of Medicine Dean’s Office for their academic promise and who share the university’s commitment to diversity and service to underserved or vulnerable populations.

Anti-racism Initiative

There are over 200 diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives at UCSF, including Differences Matter at UCSF; a multi-year, multi-faceted initiative designed to make UCSF the most diverse, equitable and inclusive academic medical system in the country. Recently, UCSF implemented the UCSF’s Anti-racism Initiative which aims to confront the way racism perpetuates a system of inequities for people of color.

Women in Nephrology

UCSF is a National Center of Excellence in Women's Health. The Division of Nephrology at UCSF is committed to recruiting women and fostering their career development.

  • The Women in Leadership Development (WiLD) Series is a longitudinal, GME-wide program hosting lectures on skills relevant to career advancement and leadership for women in medicine. Topics include public speaking, personal finance, CV preparation, contract negotiation, and responding to gender discrimination/microaggressions. Sessions are open to women at all stages of career training. Don't forget to follow @UCSFWILDIM on Twitter!
  • Women's Advancement and Recognition in Medicine (WARM Hearts) is a peer networking and professional development for women faculty members based at ZSFG. The vision of WARM Hearts is to support the diverse workforce of highly qualified UCSF women faculty at ZSFG. Their website lists the lecture topics they offer throughout the year.
  • To read more about UCSF women's reflections on gender, work, and science, click here.
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