The Department of Medicine is pleased to  announce the appointment of Keme Carter, MD as Associate Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Education. Dr. Carter currently serves as Associate Professor of Medicine in the Section of Emergency Medicine and Associate Dean for Admissions at the Pritzker School of Medicine. In her new role, Dr. Carter will work closely with Drs. Doriane Miller, interim Vice Chair for DEI and John McConville, Vice Chair of Education, as well as program directors across the Department to oversee recruitment, GME climate as it relates to DEI, GME affinity groups and faculty development.

Dr. Carter obtained her medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine, and completed her residency training in emergency medicine at the University of Chicago. She subsequently joined our faculty in 2010. In addition to her role at Pritzker, Dr. Carter currently serves as the Director of Undergraduate Medical Education for the Section of Emergency Medicine and the Emergency Medicine Clerkship Director.

Dr. Carter’s passion for enhancing diversity in medical education is exemplified by her contributions at PSOM where she led initiatives that resulted in a significant increase in the number of underrepresented and low-income students who matriculate, earning PSOM recognition as one of the most diverse and selective medical schools in the country.  She has been recognized for her excellence as a medical educator by her peers, residents, and students. She currently serves as a Master in the Academy of Distinguished Medical Educators and as a Faculty Scholar in the Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence, and is a two-time recipient of the Doroghazi Outstanding Clinical Teaching Award and the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award. In 2015 she was awarded the Biological Sciences Division Distinguished Educator/Mentor Award for Excellence in Clinical Education and in 2021 she was named as the recipient of the Department of Medicine’s Diversity Award.

Working with Drs. Miller and McConville, Dr. Carter will ensure and organize a departmental presence at national recruitment conferences, provide key guidance for faculty in conducting holistic review, support the development and implementation of recruitment strategies, and liaise between the GME Diversity Committee and the DOM to identify interventions that promote a climate of belonging for trainees of diverse backgrounds. Dr. Carter will also play an important role in facilitating mentor/mentee relationships between URiM trainees and DOM faculty.