Residency

Strengthen diversity efforts during COVID-19

Residency Program Insider, July 8, 2020

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Efforts to increase involvement in GME by racially marginalized groups can be disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic so institutions must bolster their commitment to a diverse program, according to the AMA.

To advocate long-term changes in medical education, the AMA released recommendations to decrease the underlying inequities that may be barriers to marginalized groups. Those recommendations for residency programs include:

  • Increasing monitoring of resident well-being and minimizing barriers to mental healthcare
  • Mitigating bias in the residency selection processes with bias training for interviewers
  • Implementing robust outreach to candidates from disadvantaged and underrepresented backgrounds to improve communication in the residency selection processes
  • Engaging with residents and faculty from underrepresented backgrounds when adjusting curriculum, assessment, and application processes


Source: AMA
 



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