Education/Training for Workforce


Event Description


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.*


Featured Speaker



Additional Speakers



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
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Andrea Dalzell, RN

Disability Rights Advocate
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Alec Calac

President, Association of Native American Medical Students
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Mark Henderson, MD

Vice Chair for Education and Associate Dean for Admissions, University of California Davis School of Medicine
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Dan Ferguson, MS

Director, Washington State Allied Health Center of Excellence
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Sanjay Desai, MD

Chief Academic Officer, American Medical Association
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Introductory Speaker

Emily Cleveland Manchanda, MD, MPH

Director for Social Justice Education and Implementation, AMA
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Boston Medical Center
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Founding Collaborators


The four Founding Collaborators designed and supported the development of the National Health Equity Grand Rounds series.

american medical association
National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education


Amplification Collaborators


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.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Rush University Medical Center
The Hastings Center
The Joint Commission

*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.