Legacy Salmon Creek Internal Medicine Residency Program

A department of Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center

DIversity & Inclusion

Our mission at Legacy Health and in our Graduate Medical Education programs is good health for our people, our patients, our community, and our world and that mission drives everything we do. We serve a diverse patient population from areas across the Pacific Northwest and we are dedicated to reflecting that within our healthcare teams. Diversity is broadly defined including race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical abilities, socioeconomic status, religion, and other life experiences. We are committed to providing an environment that is welcoming and supportive of all trainees. In addition, as healthcare professionals, we know that health disparities and inequities disproportionately effect those from diverse backgrounds. We are devoted to improving care and reducing inequities in the communities we serve. We strive to recruit, educate, and retain a diverse physician workforce with the skills needed to care for all patient populations. 

Hands raised together for inclusion

Faculty and residents will take the Harvard web-based implicit association test (IAT) annually prior to residency interview season.  Application screening and interviews will be conducted using an internally adapted holistic rubric.
As part of their regular training, residents will be provided ACGME directed in-depth curriculum within the 4 domains of DEI.

  1. Acknowledgment 
  2. Acceptance and Accountability
  3. Action
  4. Assessment and Adaption 

Additionally, residents will have a dedicated DEI faculty member who will to facilitate workshops and engage with the medical education community at a national level to develop and promote advancement in diversity, equity and inclusion.

Legacy and Vancouver Clinic will also partner with Clark County Public Health to use available demographic analytics to better understand and provide optimal care for our community. Learn more here.


Some of our activities include: 
  • Accountable Health Communities Surveys in our Resident Clinics to better understand the health inequities our patients are experiencing. 
  • Resident & Faculty Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Workgroup specifically dedicated to helping create and address antiracist education and programs 
  • Residents may join Legacy Employee Resource groups available across the system 
  • Trauma Informed Care Training 
  • In recruitment we are dedicated to prioritizing holistic review, implicit bias training for interviewers, and offering medical student scholarships for students who identify as underrepresented in medicine.