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In this month’s column, Dr. Hoyt presents an overview of the College’s past experience with matters of race and outlines steps the organization is taking to create a more diverse and inclusive membership.
J. Wayne Meredith, MD, FACS, MCCM, underscored the importance of embracing diversity as a sustainable approach to moving the surgical profession forward in his Presidential Address at Clinical Congress 2020.
The theme for this year’s RAS-ACS issue is Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Surgery.
This introduction to the annual RAS-ACS issue provides an overview of the benefits and challenges associated with developing processes and policies that support diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Describes how the College can play a leadership role in reducing surgical care inequities to surgical care and identifies how the RAS-ACS Fellows are uniquely positioned to advocate for health care parity for underserved populations.
Identifies historical milestones in achieving a level of diversity in health care and summarizes areas requiring additional work, specifically the attitudes regarding gender equity and sexual orientation in the surgical workforce.
HIGHLIGHTS Compares the challenges facing LGBTQ+ individuals, minorities, and women in surgery with emerging societal issues Describes lessons learned in other industries that could be used to improve diversity and equity in the surgical workforce Highlights the importance of intersectionality At one time, # meant “number” or was called the pound sign. Since the advent […]
Shoring up the pipeline: Increasing diversity in surgery by enhancing equity and inclusion in the surgical learning environment
HIGHLIGHTS Describes the importance of increasing diversity in surgery at the key phases of surgical training: recruitment, retention, and promotion Identifies how mentorship and sponsorship enhance equitable recruitment of surgeons Explores how policies that address both traditional and nontraditional family structures increase surgeon diversity and retention Summarizes how diverse role models help maintain an inclusive […]
HIGHLIGHTS Describes disparities facing URiMs in surgery and outlines solutions to increase diversity within surgical societies Summarizes how fostering inclusion in the surgical profession is important for both moral and practical reasons, including improved access to care and enhanced patient-provider communication Outlines how professional societies with inclusive policies demonstrate increases in recruitment and retention of […]
Editor’s note: Following is the report from the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Task Force on Racial Issues. In his Presidential Address, J. Wayne Meredith, MD, FACS, MCCM, Chair of the task force and ACS President, summarizes the process the workgroup used to develop its recommendations, which included weekly Zoom meetings in June−September 2020. The […]
Efforts over the last three years at the University of Virginia to improve the climate supporting a diverse and equitable setting for surgical trainees are identified.
Dr. Burrell’s work in providing surgical care for African-American patients at the turn of the 20th century is described as is the evolution of the Black Hospital Movement.
The challenges faced by surgical trainees of color are described as are recommendations for enhancing the training environment.
The following revised Statement on Diversity was approved by the Board of Regents at its October 2017 meeting in San Diego, CA.
Dr. Hoyt’s column highlights his experiences as the Aubre de Lambert Maynard Guest Lecturer at Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, and the institution’s commitment to increase the diversity of the health care workforce.