The CAR Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Working Group is thrilled to share its recently published CaRMs article, led by Dr. Charlotte Yong-Hing, which specifically addresses equality in the residency selection process. We extend our deepest gratitude to the volunteers who contributed their time and unwavering commitment to this important work.
This article provides recommendations for improving equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in the Canadian residency selection process, specifically in the context of CaRMs. It highlights the need for addressing the underrepresentation of gender and ethnic diversity in the field of radiology and proposes a timeline for selection committees to review and incorporate these recommendations. The recommendations include implicit bias training, standardizing application metrics and interviews, utilizing situational judgment tests, standardizing the virtual interview environment, diversifying the selection committee, and using self-identifying diversity data. These recommendations aim to promote a fair and inclusive selection process.