Diversity in Pediatrics

Our Residency Program is committed to training the best residents from all ethnic, racial, and gender groups. This enhances our learning environment and promotes diversity among our trainees and faculty. It contributes to the success of our graduates who will care for a diverse patient population locally and around the world.

Medical students who interview for residency are able to meet with faculty and residents from underrepresented groups in medicine during their visit. Robust mentoring and support is provided in the program, department and institution for our residents.

Visit the following websites for additional information.

Office of Inclusion and Health Equity
Department of Pediatrics and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt 

Office of Diversity in Graduate Medical Education
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Minority Housestaff for Academic and Medical Achievement
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine 

For additional information, contact:

Arie L. Nettles, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Inclusion and Health Equity
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Division of Developmental Medicine
arie.nettles@vanderbilt.edu 

Brittney Hills, M.D.
Current Resident
brittney.hills@vanderbilt.edu

Genesis Licona, M.D.
Current Resident
genesis.c.licona@vanderbilt.edu

Office for Diversty

CPC event

Levi Watkins Garraway

Victoria Adeseye, M.D. received the Levi Watkins, Jr. Award for Housestaff at a ceremony in Light Hall on October 10, 2017. The award is presented to a housestaff member at Vanderbilt who helps foster a more diverse environment that is enriching, encouraging and embracing. From left to right: Debra Dixon, M.D., Internal Medicine PGY-2; Kimberly Vinson, M.D., Assistant Dean for Diversity Affairs; Victoria Adeseye, M.D., Pediatric Resident