The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation published a comprehensive set of recommendations in Academic Medicine focused on ensuring fairness in medical education assessment. The recommendations were developed by medical education leaders, faculty, and students from across the country who were brought together by the Macy Foundation to develop a shared vision for an optimal learner assessment system that helps support diversity, equity, and belonging in medical education. The 2022 recommendations, which expand on related recommendations from 2020 to eliminate harmful bias and discrimination in health professions schools, include aligning assessment with core values, such as improving patient care and prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion; creating and providing faculty development programming in designing, implementing, and continuously improving equitable assessment; developing mechanisms for and removing barriers to co-creation with learners; and more.
Additionally, President Holly J. Humphrey co-hosted a webinar alongside Louito C. Edje, MD, MHPE, FAAFP, and Karen Hauer, MD, PhD, who participated in the conference and contributed to the foreword. They discussed the conference recommendations in detail, provided context around the supplemental papers, and took questions from the audience.
You can find the link to the recording and other resources below.