Diversity in Dermatology

Diversity champion and team

  • Participation in the Diversity champion workshop sponsored by the AAD (Dr. Taylor, Dr. Ogunleye, Dr. James, Dr. Rosenbach and Dr. Simpson)
  • Participation in the AAD Diversity Mentorship Program


For Medical Students


For our residents and our community

  • Education
    • Established resident education in skin of color, and health care disparities
    • Sesident book club/journal club on issues of racial injustice
    • Departmental Grand Rounds on Diversity and Racism
  • Teledermatology to Federally Qualified Health Centers and Charity Clinics (volunteer care for vulnerable patients)
    • Penn Derm at Puentes de Salud using Access Derm
    • Support of Philadelphia City Clinics using AZOVA
  • Mentorship
    • Mentorship and career guidance from any of our attendings, and specifically those in our department with a particular focus in diversity and inclusion
    • Periodic lectures and events with the SNMA (Student National Medical Association), LMSA (Latino Medical Student Association) and MAPS (Minority Association of Premedical Students)
  • Outreach
    • PASH is a 4-Saturday program at Penn for disadvantaged/minority Philadelphia public high school students. Opportunity for subsequent paid summer research positions at Penn and Jefferson
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