Our Priorities Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Belonging

We must ensure that everyone who receives care and those who learn, teach, and work in clinical environments are treated equitably. Systemic inequities that reduce career satisfaction and limit advancement opportunities for health professionals from historically underrepresented communities, including people of color, women, people with disabilities, the LGBTQ+ community, members of some religious groups, and individuals from low-income households need solutions. 

Increasing the Number of Black Male Doctors by Any Means Necessary

With support from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, Dr. Dale Okorodudu and Black Men in White Coats began holding annual summits in 2019 geared toward middle and high school students, parents, educators, clinicians, partners, and community leaders to provide in-person exposure to healthcare and healthcare professionals and serve as a forum to address the low representation of Black men in medicine.

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A New Approach to Teaching Nutrition Responsibly

With support from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, Dr. Anita Ramsetty set about to see how practical nutrition education could be integrated into an already packed curriculum, and how that curriculum could train future doctors to help address food insecurity among patients equitably.

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A National Approach to Reducing LGBTQ+ Health Disparities

With support from Columbia University and funding from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, Dr. Tonda Hughes brought together leaders in nursing education and major nursing organizations to identify a path forward for addressing the barriers the LGBTQ+ community face when seeking and receiving medical care.

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Redesigning simulation-based learning environments to promote DEI and cultural humility

In honor of of Healthcare Simulation Week 2022, guest authors Drs. Cynthia Foronda (2018 Macy Faculty Scholar), Ruth Everett-Thomas, and Desiree A. Díaz share their recommendations on how faculty, and their learners,...
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On Rotation with Dr. Shirlene Obuobi: A Discussion of Race, Art, and the Rigors of Medical Training

In this edition of Macy Notes, Holly J. Humphrey speaks with one of her former medical students, Shirlene Obuobi, MD, now a cardiology fellow and published author. They discuss her debut novel and challenges faced by...
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Catalyzing Change In Graduate Medical Education: A Conversation with ACGME Board of Directors Chair Dr. Karen Nichols

Holly J. Humphrey speaks with Karen J. Nichols, DO, MA, MACOI, FACP, CS-F, chair of the Board of Directors for the ACGME, on some of the key challenges and opportunities in graduate medical education
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Exploring the Barriers to Inclusion for Medical Trainees with Disabilities Webinar Series

The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation is hosting a three-part webinar series on the barriers and belief systems that can hinder or foster an inclusive learning environment for learners and physicians with disabilities.

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