Blog Category: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Communicate, Connect, and Care: A Humanistic Approach

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and Cooper University Health System, under the leadership of Britt Dahlberg, PhD, and Jenny Melli, MD, have embarked on a transformative journey to bolster communication skills, fortify interprofessional team dynamics, and raise awareness of diverse pathways into medicine

Mentor Families are Paving the Way for Health Equity

Today, Black individuals comprise more than 12% of the US population, but their presence in crucial health fields—such as medicine, nursing, and pharmacy—ranges from a mere 3% among physical therapists to 11% among respiratory therapists. This stark discrepancy underscores the challenge young Black students face: the lack of exposure to Black physicians and health care… Read more »

UC San Diego School of Medicine Residents Champion Health Care Equity Through Social Justice Curriculum

When health care intersects with social justice, empowering early-career physicians with a robust understanding of equity and compassion is paramount. One such journey begins at UC San Diego School of Medicine where the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program has begun to integrate social justice into its Primary Care Track curriculum. Made possible through funding from… Read more »

Beyond Textbooks: A UNIQUE Approach to Culturally Competent LGBTQIA+ Care

In an effort to advance medical education, physicians in Philadelphia have launched a series of training sessions aimed at providing culturally competent care to patients who are part of the transgender, non-binary, intersex, and/or gender non-conforming (gender-diverse) demographic. UNIQUE, which stands for “Uniting in Inter-professional learning to serve the Queer community through Education,” is led… Read more »

Building Trust through DEI and Diagnostic Excellence in Internal Medicine Training Grant Program – Now Accepting Applications

The ABIM Foundation, the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM), the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), the American College of Physicians (ACP), and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation are focused on improving the trustworthiness of the health care system and advancing health equity. As part of this focus, the organizations are co-sponsoring a… Read more »