Breaking Barriers for Racial/Ethnic Groups Underrepresented in the Health Professions
Date & Time
Thursday, September 29, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Janet Coffman

Underrepresentation of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) in the health professions limits the U.S. health care system’s ability to meet the needs of people in these racial/ethnic groups. A growing body of research shows that patient-physician concordance of race, language, and social characteristics strengthen the patient-physician relationship through higher levels of trust and satisfaction. This webinar will describe the barriers that BIPOC persons face in pursuing health professions education, present a framework for conceptualizing strategies for improving recruitment, retention, and academic success among BIPOC health professions trainees, and describe examples of these strategies. The presentation will focus primarily on examples from medicine and the basic sciences.

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