Sometimes you just need to add more lanes to the highway. The IAMSE Webinar Committee is excited to announce our Spring series, Widening the Road to Health Professions Education: Expanding access for diverse and underserved populations. This series will explore innovative practices in recruiting and matriculating students from underserved populations into health sciences programs and creating pathways for students to meet the unique needs of their communities. The first session in the series will feature Jacqueline Ekeoba from teachHOUSTON (USA), Lily Lam from the City University of New York (USA), Mariam Manuel from the University of Houston (USA, and Thomas Thesen from Dartmouth College (USA).
Building Pathways & Bridges on the Bumpy Road towards Equity in STEM & Medicine
Presenters: Jacqueline Ekeoba, PhD; Lily Lam, DO; Mariam Manuel, PhD; Thomas Thesen, PhD
Session Date & Time: March 2, 2023 at 12pm Eastern
Session Description: This presentation will examine the obstacles and challenges faced by marginalized communities in accessing STEM and medicine fields and explore strategies for creating more equitable pathways to success. Through an examination of current research, we will delve into the ways in which structural barriers can limit access and opportunities for underrepresented groups. To illustrate these points, the presentation will feature examples of successful outreach programs at the University of Houston College of Medicine and City University of New York School of Medicine. These programs aim to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in STEM and medicine fields by providing research opportunities, mentorship, financial support, and other resources. Overall, this presentation aims to provide understanding of the complex issues surrounding equity in STEM and Medicine, and to inspire attendees to take meaningful steps towards creating a more just and equitable future at their institutions.
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