Committees within Children’s Mercy
FTDEIC is an umbrella committee made up of two sub-committees: the Gender Equity Sub-committee and the GME Sub-committee.
Gender Equity Sub-Committee
The FTDEIC Gender Equity Sub-Committee aims to support the FTDEIC's mission by promoting gender equity in academic pediatrics and at Children’s Mercy. Since its formation in March 2018, the Sub-Committee's efforts have included creation of a Faculty Discussion Series addressing topics such as sponsorship and negotiation, implementation of a speaker diversity survey and steps to increase speaker diversity at conferences such as Grand Rounds, advocacy to improve support for breastfeeding mothers, and addressing the phenomenon of female faculty being less likely to be introduced using their professional title, compared to males, through implementation of standardized speaker introductions.
Diversity and Inclusion Committee and Subcommittee
The Faculty and Trainee Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee (FT-DEIC) is a group of multiple hospital stake-holders all working towards increasing diversity and equity and Children’s Mercy Hospital. Members include minority faculty and trainees, Office of Faculty Development, Physician Recruitment, Graduate Medical Education, Philanthropy and Office of Equity and Diversity. With the support of the hospital administration, the FT-DEIC continues to make significant progress including the launch of the Mercy+Me visiting elective, increasing diversity of Grand Rounds Speakers, increasing diversity of the Pediatrics residency and fellowship training programs, and many other accomplishments.