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5/14/2019 - Medical Grand Rounds: The Lack of Diversity in Medicine is a National Emergency: The Way Forward





Credit Hours: CME 1.00

Target Audience:

Faculty, residents, fellows, and community physicians in General Internal Medicine and subspecialties.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to: 

  • Describe the current state of diversity in the medical school applicant pool in the US.
  • Describe 2 potential consequences of a lack of diversity in medicine.
  • Describe 2 barriers to diversifying the medical profession.
  • Describe 2 practical solutions to the lack of diversity in medicine.

Suggested Additional Reading:

  1. Auseon AJ, Kouibash Jr AJ, Capers IV Q. Successful efforts to increase diversity in a cardiology fellowship training program. J of Grad Med Education. 2013.
  2. Capers IV Q, McDougle L, Clinchot DM. Strategies for achieving diversity through medical school admissions. J of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved. 2018.
  3. Grabowski. Advances in Health Sciences Education. 2017.
  4. Capers IV Q, Cinchot D, McDougle L, Greenwald AG. Implicit racial bias in medical school admissions. Academic Medicine. March 2017.

Quinn Capers, IV, MD, FACC — Associate Dean for Admissions, Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine), Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Training Program, Wexner Medical Center, The Ohio State University.
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.
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The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.