Recognizing the importance of physician – patient relationships that are built on trust and effective communication, our trainees reflect the diversity of the patient population of central New Jersey.  To achieve this balance, robust efforts continue in the areas of trainee and faculty recruitment and retention, discussion forums surrounding mentorship, volunteerism and advocacy, and action plans to effect change and raise collective awareness.  Clinical experience in the transgender PROUD clinic, serving as a champion for patients at our local Federally Qualified Health Centers and engaging in Women in Medicine (WiM) programs, are a few examples of experiential learning and leadership in this domain.