The Weill Cornell Psychiatry Residency Council for Diversity & Inclusion (RCDI) is committed both to nurturing a supportive community of diverse individuals and to ameliorating mental health disparities, first acknowledging that psychiatry itself is an institution of privilege built on the same foundation as other institutions where structural oppression resides, then working from this assumption to spark introspection, growth, and action among residents.
RCDI is structured into three sub-committees to affect our mission and aims:
RCDI works closely with the NYP-Weill Cornell Medicine Psychiatry Diversity Council which leads similar initiatives for the entire department.
The Council is proud of its programming thus far, including the initiatives below. The Council looks forward to coordinating future initiatives, with support from the department.
Lunch & Learn Discussions on Race, Racism, and Effecting Meaningful Change
Collaboration with New York Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical College partners through:
RCDI has created a central location for residents to share relevant articles and notes from virtual events.
If you would like more information about RCDI, feel free to reach out to any of the chief residents, general residents, or the following PGY2/3s who have been particularly involved in getting RCDI up and running this year: