Educational guidelines for diversity and inclusion: addressing racism and eliminating biases in medical education

Samantha D. Buery-Joyner, Laura Baecher-Lind, Camille A. Clare, B. Star Hampton, Michael D. Moxley, Dotun Ogunyemi, Archana A. Pradhan, Shireen M. Madani Sims, Sara Whetstone, Mark B. Woodland, Nadine T. Katz

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Abstract

Racism and bias contribute to healthcare disparities at a patient and population health level and also contribute to the stagnation or even regression of progress toward equitable representation in the workforce and in healthcare leadership. Medical education and healthcare systems have expended tremendous efforts over the past several years to address these inequities. However, systemic racism continues to impact health outcomes and the future physician workforce. The Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics called for action to achieve a future free from racism in obstetrics and gynecology education and healthcare. As a result of this call to action, the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Guidelines Task Force was created. The mission of the Task Force was to support educators in their efforts to identify and create educational materials that augment antiracist educational goals and prepare, recruit, and retain a talented and diverse workforce. In this Special Report, the authors share these guidelines that describe best practices and set new standards to increase diversity, foster inclusivity, address systemic racism, and eliminate bias in obstetrics and gynecology educational products, materials, and environments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-139
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican journal of obstetrics and gynecology
Volume228
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2023

Keywords

  • education materials
  • graduate medical education
  • obstetrics and gynecology clerkship
  • pathway programs
  • systemic racism
  • undergraduate medical education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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