• Inclusive Excellence Speaker Series:
    • Mary Crossley, JD, discussed Race-Disability Intersectionality as a Health Equity Imperative. She outlined the importance of adopting an intersectional lens, particularly with respect to race and disability, in devising strategies to address health equity. Professor Crossley is a John E. Murray Faculty Scholar and director of the Health Law Program at University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She spoke in person on April 4, 2023, at the college.
  • The Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA) National Conference Renewal: Out of the Flames, Into the Future was held March 35, 2023. Attendees connected and learned through stories and research to bring awareness to Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) initiatives in relation to current events to the College of Medicine – Phoenix community. This panopto recording includes:
    • Introduction of APAMSA.
    • Theme of Conference.
    • Succeeding in Research as a Medical Student: Building Your Mentorship Team.
    • Fostering Belong and Equity with Allyship Skills.
  • The Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) 1st Annual SALUD (Student Advocacy, Leadership, Unity, and Diversity) Summit was held in Washington, DC on March 24–27, 2023. The Summit served as a forum for many key topics in health care, from chronic disease and medical Spanish to health care policy and allyship. This panopto recording highlights the Vot-ER initiative and why voting is considered a social determinant of health.
    • Overview of Vot-ER.
    • Legal FAQs.
    • Vot-ER Across the US.
  • The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) Annual Medical Education Conference (AMEC) Brilliance Embodied - Elevating the Mission and Revitalizing our Purpose was held in Hartford, Connecticut in April 5-9, 2023.  The organization is committed to supporting current and future underrepresented medical students, addressing the needs of underserved communities, and increasing the number of clinically excellent, culturally competent, and socially conscious physicians.  The panopto recording highlights a few workshops such as Housing Instability and What Can Future Physicians to Do Better to Serve the Unhoused Community.




  • *Health Month 2020 – Medical students and the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion hosted a discovery series focused on the health issues facing our diverse communities during the month of November:
    • Nov. 2, 2020: Intersection of Medicine and the Food System – Culinary Medicine Interest Group (CMIG) and Students Advocating in Legislation (SAIL) hosted Preethy Kaibara, MD, JD, a family medicine physician and attorney who teaches in the college's Doctoring course and is interested in underserved health care issues. She is also the owner of Tasty Box, a healthy fast-food restaurant in Phoenix. She discussed the intersection of medicine and the food system, and how physicians can get involved in food advocacy to fight for accessibility and fresh foods that protect health.
    • Nov. 9, 2020: COVID-19 and American Indian Health Equity – November is Native American Heritage Month and in collaboration with UArizona College of Medicine-Tucson, Donald Warne, MD, MPH, a member of the Oglala Lakota tribe in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, gave a presentation on historical inequities, lack of public health infrastructure and subsequent risk for COVID-19 and poor outcomes in the Native American community and discussed solutions moving forward.
    • Nov. 19, 2020: Tackling Health Disparities Through Community Gardens: A Gateway to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – Darren Chapman, CEO of TigerMountain Foundation, discussed:
      • The importance of cultivating diversity, equity and inclusion when dealing with the complex and vast spectrum of health disparity and social determinants of health.
      • Why this model and the nucleus of a community garden.
      • How can medical students and health care practitioners help — volunteering, interning, mentoring, advocacy and support.
    • Nov. 23, 2020 – Latinx and COVID-19: A Clinical, Mental and Public Health Perspective – Latino Medical Student Association hosted a panel of health professionals to discuss the Latinx population and how it has been affected in comparison to other ethnicities during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The panel addressed the public health, clinical and mental implications of the pandemic in the Latinx community. Panelist:  Armando de Alba, MD, MPH, University of Nebraska and  lan Shapiro, MD, Altamed.



  • All Great Minds Don't Think Alike – Our identity influences how we think and solve problems, says Scott Page, PhD, an expert in cognitive diversity. And the best solutions come from blending these different perspectives.
  • The Hidden Curriculum in Academic Medicine: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity – In this video, Dr. Jennifer Potter leads a panel discussion on how the hidden curriculum in academic medicine influences the sexual and gender minority health education of medical students, residents and allied health professionals, as well as the institutional culture and climate for sexual and gender minorities.
  • Microaggressions in Everyday Life – Bryan K. Hotchkins, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education in the department of Educational Psychology and Leadership, and a Faculty Fellow for the Institute for Inclusive Excellence at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. He spoke at the College of Medicine – Phoenix on Microaggressions in Everyday Life.
    • What are microaggressions? How do they occur in our everyday lives? How can microaggressions be counteracted on an individual and societal level? This interactive workshop answered these questions and discussed the ways educational institutions can better inform students, faculty and staff to deal with the cumulative affects of microaggressions commonly known as racial battle fatigue.
  • Diversity Learning Series – Association of America Medical Colleges (AAMC) Diversity Policy and Programs has a set of online, on-demand video resources on a range of diversity and inclusion topics. The Diversity 3.0 Learning Series includes interviews with thought leaders and experts, faculty career development webinars, guidance on institutional strategic planning and culture and climate assessment, as well as presentations on innovative programs at AAMC member institutions.
  • Dorothy Roberts: The problem with Race-Based Medicine – Dorothy Roberts, law and sociology professor at University of Pennsylvania, has a precise and powerful message: Race-based medicine is bad medicine. Even today, many doctors still use race as a medical shortcut; they make important decisions about things like pain tolerance based on a patient's skin color instead of medical observation and measurement. In this searing talk, Roberts lays out the lingering traces of race-based medicine — and invites us to be a part of ending it. "It is more urgent than ever to finally abandon this backward legacy," she says, "and to affirm our common humanity by ending the social inequalities that truly divide us." The article, Medical Schools are Slowly Starting to Integrate More Teaching about Race into Their Curricula (PDF), examines how Minnesota physician, Dr. Brooke Cunningham, is teaching students to think about race as a system of social stratification, not a biologically valid category.


  • *American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Meeting:
    • Implications for Underserved and Minority Women in OB/GYN.
    • WPSI-Updating the Well-Woman Exam.
    • Postpartium Contraception.
    • Legal Implications of Genetic Testing.
    • Update on Global Abortion Laws.
    • Addressing Increase in Syphilis Rates.
    • Sexual Function after Cancer.
    • The Role of OB/GYN in Migraine Management.

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