The Mind of Medicine: A Different Healthcare Conversation

Improving Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Medical Schools: Perspectives From the Front Lines

July 06, 2022 Donna Gabriel, MS / Francisco Lucio, JD Season 2 Episode 7
The Mind of Medicine: A Different Healthcare Conversation
Improving Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Medical Schools: Perspectives From the Front Lines
Show Notes

In this episode, Donna talks with Francisco about his team’s mission to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. This in-depth discussion highlights specific programs and collaborative initiatives that have been developed to address the needs of medical students, barriers that still exist in the effort to improve DE&I, and a look toward the future. 

During this episode, you will learn about:

  • The experience of establishing a DE&I department from scratch
  • Specific programs designed to meet the needs of medical students from the beginning of their education through residency
  • A collaborative initiative between the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix and other medical schools across the country to address discrimination and racism
  • Francisco’s perspectives regarding common frustrations expressed by DE&I representatives from a variety of environments 

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Music and lyrics: Nancy Burger and Scott Weber.