BIPOC Physicians Directory for UWSOM BIPOC Students

What if there was a directory where BIPOC students could easily talk to residents and physicians with identities similar to their own to find advice and answers to their questions?‚Äč Support Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) medical students at the University of Washington School of Medicine (UWSOM).  Help us develop the UWSOM BIPOC Physicians Directory. 

BIPOC includes Black/African Diaspora, Native American/Indigenous, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Asian, Latine/Latinx, Middle Eastern, and North African

The BIPOC Physicians Directory is a private, secured database of residents and physicians from across the country who can serve as points of contact for UWSOM BIPOC student questions on specialties, residency programs and regions. The GOAL of the Directory is to have a safe avenue for students to connect with BIPOC residents and physicians with identities similar to their own. This is not a mentorship directory or program. 

This Directory is endorsed by:

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Why the Need for a Directory?

  • The Directory serves as a point of reference for student questions on specialties, residency programs and regions
  • Deciding on a career or residency program is one of the most important decisions medical students make during their time in medical school
  • For BIPOC students, that decision includes an added layer of questions on what the space is like for BIPOC people and communities
  • Every year, BIPOC students must search on their own for information

Benefits & Time Commitment 

  • Support an important cause  
  • Expand your network  
  • Support your future colleagues and invest in your communities 
  • Involvement is flexible 
  • The signup process is easy and secure
  • Your participation is voluntary, and you may withdraw your information at any time

By adding your name to the Directory, you agree to

  • Serve as a resource to UWSOM BIPOC students, responding to occasional inquiries
  • Address questions regarding your specialty choice, your residency program or institution, and the BIPOC experience in the residency application process
  • Have your information published in a secure, online database 
  • There is no monetary or other compensation for participation

Directory Details

  • Managed by the UW School of Medicine Career Advising Office, your information will be published in a secure, online database only accessible to UWSOM students (other physicians or entities will not have access to the Directory)
  • The personal information collected for inclusion in the Directory includes your name, identities, contact information, hospital/clinic location, and career field 
  • BIPOC includes Black/African Diaspora, Native American/Indigenous, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Asian, Latine/Latinx, Middle Eastern, and North African  
  • You can request updates to your information if needed. The Directory will update monthly
  • Participation is voluntary and you may withdraw your information at any time by sending an email 

UWSOM Student Use Details 

  • UWSOM students will be given access to the Directory only by logging in with their specific UW email
  • UWSOM students will see a list of physician names and other information physicians provide in a spreadsheet format where students can filter to find physicians with interests and identities similar to their own  
  • Students will contact a physician based upon the contact information that the physician provides. Thus, student contact will most likely be through email unless a physician wants to include their phone number
  • Students are aware that physicians can decline contact if the physician is unavailable or busy
  • Students are instructed to:
    • Use the directory along the stated Goal of the Directory and not any other purpose
    • Read and agree to student use guidelines to keep contact information and student-physician conversations confidential
    • Identify that they are a student from UWSOM and saw their name from the BIPOC Physicians Directory

Contact University of Washington School of Medicine Career Advising Office with questions.