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Diversity and Inclusion at McLean

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The McLean Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (MCDI) was initiated in September 2015 following the recommendations of the McLean Office of the Chief Academic Officer (OCAO) task force on diversity, and serves as a hospital-wide resource, with representation across McLean’s mission elements, professional disciplines, roles, and dimensions of diversity.

McLean flagThe MCDI advises leadership responsible for diversity and inclusion initiatives and educational programming and aims to provide diverse perspectives and feedback about diversity and inclusion-related needs assessments, planning, goals, strategies, implementation, and evaluation of initiatives. The MCDI acts as an umbrella committee to all diversity and inclusion matters hospital-wide and joins and aligns with a number of subcommittees and task forces.

The Implicit Bias Task Force is charged with reviewing the wealth of existing literature in implicit bias and considering how findings might be applied across McLean’s clinical, training, and research mission elements. The LGBTQ Task Force is charged with examining existing literature, working in concert with the Partners Health Equity and Quality (HEQ) committee on their initiatives, and considering how findings might be applied throughout the hospital. The OCAO Advisory Group informs the OCAO about programming for faculty and trainees, and is represented by members of the training programs at McLean. The Dimensions of Diversity Committee offers programming to celebrate our collective diversity and learn more about the ethnic and cultural heritages of our staff and patients.