Diversity and Inclusion

Breakthrough Makers bring unique worldviews that shape patient care, research, and education.
Behavioral Health professionals at CHOP
Be Your Authentic Self Diversity among CHOP’s workforce strengthens the organization, stimulates creativity, and enriches the lives of all employees. Our inclusive culture will help you feel a sense of belonging and connection in the workplace.
Patient services representative working with patient at CHOP
Advance Pediatric Healthcare To deliver culturally competent care, our workforce must reflect the diverse communities we serve. CHOP is dedicated to attracting talent who can help deliver on our mission to be a world leader in the advancement of pediatric healthcare.
CHOP physician high-fiving patient
Join Our Community Talent Acquisition strongly encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds and lived experiences to apply. We work with and provide accommodations for persons of all abilities, including persons with disabilities. 

Employee Resource and Clinical Affinity Groups

CHOP's first Employee Resource Group (ERG), the Multicultural Physician's Alliance, was formed.
groups promoting the exchange of ideas, encouraging mentorship, and influencing policies and practices.
members of ERGs and Clinical Affinity groups today.
All Abilities Resource Group
Share, develop, and recommend accommodations and resources for employees and families with disabilities at CHOP.
LGBTQ+ Pride
Support employees, patients, and families identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ+).
Multicultural Professionals Network
Facilitate career development and community outreach opportunities for employees, patients, and families of all ethnicities. 
Young Professionals Network
Encourage generational diversity in the workplace and engage in opportunities for early career professionals. 
Address disparities and inclusion in the biomedical science, technology, engineering, and math workforce.
Support women in CHOP’s workforce and share career development and work-life balance resources. 
Providers of Pride
Join a physician-led network dedicated to identifying and addressing the needs of LGBTQ+ residents, fellows, and faculty.
Multicultural Nursing Alliance
Help foster an inclusive atmosphere and community within CHOP's Department of Nursing.
“Bringing diverse backgrounds, experiences, and expertise to research enhances innovation. Seeing a diverse group of investigators also increases the comfort of underrepresented populations and the trust of the community in scientific findings.”  
Kemar Prussien Postdoctoral Research Fellow for Academic Diversity
“Being part of the PRIDE ERG, helping to drive changes in our technology and policies, and further building the already strong safe space provided to LGBTQ+ staff and patients at CHOP truly is one of the most rewarding parts of my job.”  Rain Hinkle Business Analyst II and PRIDE Co-Lead Executive Officer 
“One of the best parts of my job is working with people to clear misconceptions and tear down barriers. Disability advocacy and accessibility have long been important to me, and it brings me a great deal of fulfillment to integrate those passions into the work that I do as an employee.” 
Rose Franzen Instructional Specialist and AARG Communications Chair
In the Community
Philadelphia is home to diverse communities, cultures, and neighborhoods. We support several community engagement and career networking opportunities throughout the area.

Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

Our DEI office organizes a range of educational programs and events that contribute to a culture of inclusion and belonging.
including our annual MLK Day of Service and the Anti-Defamation League’s Walk Against Hate.
Safe Spaces
that support processing and healing in response to events that impact our community.
Associate Chairs
for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion appointed in each department.
including the Diversity and Inclusion Council for Equity (DICE) and Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (CODI).
Join Our Talent Community
Learn more about opportunities to join CHOP’s inclusive community.