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Creation of a Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Objective: DEI must be addressed as part of the medical student and resident cirriculum. Particpants in thsi workshop will explore how the formation of a DEI committee can enhance student and resident education and discuss how a DEI committee can work to increase equity in healthcare and the community.


Methods: Introduction: Welcome and discussion of background

 Leaders will discuss the steps to formation of DEI committee

 Interactive:  Break-out discussion regarding opportunities and barriers

 Leaders will review calendar of events sponsored by departmental DEI committee and explore how these enhance medical education. 

 Interactive:  Break-out discussion regarding ways to overcome obstacles 

 Re-group/Conclude - Group discussion


Results: Participants will receive and contribute to a template for formation of DEI committee and of activities sponsored by such a committee.


Conclusion/ Discussion: This roundtable will help participants organize and energize regarding  how to move forward with formation of a DEI committee or to enhance work already being done in this area.


Topics: Faculty Development Seminar, 2022, Student, Resident, Faculty, Clerkship Director, Clerkship Coordinator, Osteopathic Faculty, Residency Director, Residency Coordinator, Patient Care, Professionalism, Systems-Based Practice & Improvement, Interpersonal & Communication Skills, GME, CME, UME, Quality & Safety, Public Health, Advocacy,

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Student,Resident,Faculty,Clerkship Director,Clerkship Coordinator,Osteopathic Faculty,Residency Director,Residency Coordinator,
Patient Care,Professionalism,Systems-Based Practice & Improvement,Interpersonal & Communication Skills,
Quality & Safety,Public Health,Advocacy,
Clinical Focus

Author Information

Rebecca Pollack, MD, MBA; Lorene Temming, MD; Ngina Connors, MD, MBA

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