The August 8th event featured speakers who challenged our audience to address academic elitism in health education and reimagined an educational system that supports all students and trainees as they learn to care for a diverse patient population. Within the context of the historical and contemporary forces that have shaped the current medical workforce landscape in the U.S., our speakers elevated strategies for addressing the long-standing underrepresentation of historically excluded populations in clinical programs.
Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit will be offered at no cost to attendees.*
Freeman A. Hrabowski III, PhD
Freeman A. Hrabowski III, PhD, President Emeritus, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Freeman A. Hrabowski III, PhD, served as president of The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) from 1992 to 2022. His research and publications focus on science and math education, with special emphasis on minority participation and performance. He chaired the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s committee that produced the 2011 report, Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: America’s Science and Technology Talent at the Crossroads. In 2012, he was named in by President Barrack Obama to chair the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans. His 2013 TED talk highlights the “Four Pillars of College Success in Science.”
Jada Bussey-Jones, MD
Professor and Vice Chair of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Department of Medicine, and Associate Dean, Professional Development, Emory University School of Medicine; Chief of General Internal Medicine, Grady Memorial Hospital
Andrea Dalzell, RN
Disability Rights Advocate
President, Association of Native American Medical Students
Mark Henderson, MD
Vice Chair for Education and Associate Dean for Admissions, University of California Davis School of Medicine
Dan Ferguson, MS
Director, Washington State Allied Health Center of Excellence
The four Founding Collaborators designed and supported the development of the National Health Equity Grand Rounds series.
We are grateful for the support of our Amplification Collaborators, each of whom is working to advance health equity in their communities. Amplification Collaborators provide event promotion and outreach through their channels.
*Accreditation Statement: The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: The AMA designates this other (live and on-demand) activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to:
- 1.5 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program;
- 1.5 Self-Assessment points in the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery’s (ABOHNS) Continuing Certification program;
- 1.5 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program;
- 1.5 Lifelong Learning points in the American Board of Pathology’s (ABPath) Continuing Certification program; and
- 1.5 credit toward the CME [and Self-Assessment requirements] of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program.
It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting MOC credit.