Charleston Area Medical Center Office of Graduate Medical Education

Diversity and Inclusion Policy

Charleston Area Medical Center is committed to fostering, developing and maintaining a culture of diversity and inclusion in our clinical learning environment. As an institution, we recognize the value in diversity and believe the individual differences that comprise a health care team will help us achieve excellence in our teaching, learning, and in the clinical care of our patients.

CAMC is dedicated to the implementation of ongoing, systematic efforts focused on our recruitment and retention practices. Not only do we want to work to ensure a diverse work force but to also maintain a clinical learning environment that is fair, equitable, respectful and free from prejudice. To create and sustain the environment we seek, we commit to a holistic approach which will include, but will not be limited to: convening diverse workgroups dedicated to reviewing our program and institutional policies and practices and making recommendations for improvement efforts as part of an action plan; developing programs and educating staff on the topics of diversity and inclusion including implicit biases and microaggressions; collecting and evaluating feedback and data from our residents and faculty; and reviewing and evaluating our efforts to determine overall effectiveness.

CAMC is an equal employment employer in compliance with all state, and federal laws and regulations and does not discriminate nor tolerate discrimination based on race, color, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. It is the Institution’s view that all employees should enjoy a working environment free from all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment. CAMC’s core values and expected code of conduct emphasize that all employees will be treated with dignity and respect and any form of harassment is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

Faculty, residents and staff can find all employment practice policies including the EEO policy; Harassment, Sexual Harassment and Bullying; Code of Conduct; Reasonable Accommodation; and Core Values in the Employee Handbook and on CAMnet in the Document Management System. Any staff member with questions or concerns is urged to contact the Human Resources or Graduate Medical Education Office.