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Virtual Diversity Champion Workshop


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Join other dermatology faculty champions virtually on Friday, September 25 to discuss dermatology diversity outreach programs and initiatives, exchange ideas, and share success stories.

Virtual attendees will:

  • Drive awareness of the important role residency programs have in improving the diversity of the dermatology workforce.

  • Facilitate the establishment and development of diversity outreach programs.

  • Learn what other programs are doing to improve underrepresented minorities in medicine (URM) diversity in dermatology.

  • Increase awareness of holistic review processes for residency applicants.

  • Help expand cultural competence within all residency programs.

  • Contribute to improved patient health outcomes in minority communities.

  • Overview
  • Agenda
  • It’s vital our future dermatologists provide the highest level of specialty care to patients; however, significant disparities in care remain, especially among minority populations. Evidence indicates that work force diversity reduces healthcare disparities. We believe by increasing the number of practicing dermatologists who are, themselves, under-represented minorities, we can positively impact these disparities.

    The American Academy of Dermatology is partnering with the Association of Professors of Dermatology, Skin of Color Society, the Society for Investigative Dermatology, and the Women's Dermatologic Society to host this workshop which is designed for faculty members in dermatology residency programs who are involved in the evaluation and selection of candidates for their program.

    We encourage you to become a Diversity Champion and attend this important workshop to discuss diversity outreach programs, exchange ideas, and share success stories.

    The virtual event will be held live on Friday, September 25.

    The conference will include:

    • Welcome address by Dr. Ferguson and Dr. Vasquez

    • State of the Specialty by Dr. Pandya

    • Sessions Topics:

      • Microaggressions

      • Becoming an Ally

      • New Initiatives by Institutional Programs

    • Breakout Sessions:

      • Holistic Review

      • Mentorship

      • Chair Feedback

      • Building the Next Generation of URM Dermatologists

    Virtual Diversity Champion Workshop

    Apply to attend the 2020 virtual workshop on September 25.

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