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Precourse on Fostering Diversity and Inclusion across the Spectrum

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Developed by APDIM and CDIM

Achieving and maintaining diversity and inclusiveness is critical to the success of UME and GME programs. In addition to ensuring a wide variety of perspectives contributing to a more adaptive learning climate, there is evidence that a health care workforce that reflects the diversity of the general population in the United States is key to improving health care access and eliminating health disparities, particularly for vulnerable populations. In this precourse, participants will learn how to promote an increasingly diverse and inclusive environment in UME and GME programs. They will practice strategies to help identify and address unconscious bias and microaggressions. They will also discuss innovative programs to create a more culturally responsive learning climate where learners and faculty are valued and supported with the goal of fostering academic and clinical excellence.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this precourse, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of diversity and inclusiveness in training programs and the role it plays in reducing health disparities
  • Describe strategies to recognize unconscious bias and mitigate its effects on recruitment and retention of learners and faculty
  • Learn methods to support learners and faculty experiencing microaggressions and discrimination
  • Identify ways to support the professional development and promotion of learners and faculty underrepresented in medicine

Target Audience

The precourse is designed for program directors, clerkship directors, faculty, and staff involved in student education.

Registration Fee and Limit

The registration fee for the precourse is $375.  Enrollment is limited to 50 individuals.  

Course Directors

Reeni A. Abraham, MD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Southwestern Medical School 

Erica N. Johnson, MD, FACP, FIDSA
Johns Hopkins University/Bayview Medical Center

Himangi Kaushal, MD, FACP
Memorial Healthcare System (Hollywood, FL)

 

Preliminary Agenda

 

7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast, Exhibits, and Alliance Member Center

 

 

8:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions

 

 

 

Reeni A. Abraham, MD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

Erica N. Johnson, MD, FACP, FIDSA
Johns Hopkins University/Bayview Medical Center

 

Himangi Kaushal, MD, FACP
Memorial Healthcare System (Hollywood, FL)

 

 

8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.

Diversity 3.0: From Fairness to Excellence

 

 

 

Marc A. Nivet, EdD, MBA
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Southwestern Medical School

 

 

9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

1. Unconscious Racial Bias in the Selection of Medical Students: Lessons for Clerkship/Residency/Fellowship Directors

Quinn Capers, IV, MD, FACC
Ohio State University College of Medicine

 

 

 

2. “I’ve Got Your Back”: Supporting Students & and Residents in the Face of Micro-Aggressions or Discrimination

Alda Maria R. Gonzaga, MD, MS
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Eloho Ufomata, MD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Shanta M. Zimmer, MD
University of Colorado School of Medicine

 

 

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Diversity and Inclusion: The Roadmap to Achieving Excellence

 

 

 

Deidra Crews, MD
Johns Hopkins University/Bayview Medical Center

 

 

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

 

 

1:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

“I’ve Got Your Back”: Supporting Students and Residents in the Face of Microaggressions or Discrimination

 

 

 

Alda Maria R. Gonzaga, MD, MS
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Eloho Ufomata, MD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine 

Shanta M. Zimmer, MD
University of Colorado School of Medicine

 

 

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

How Do They Do That? – Innovations in Promoting Diversity and Inclusion

 

 

 

Mark G. Kuczewski, PhD
Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy at Loyola University Chicago

Nick Nelson, MD, MBBS
Alameda Health System-Highland Hospital

Maria Maldonado, MD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

 

 

4:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Wrap Up