Janet Coffman to Present “Breaking Barriers for Racial/Ethnic Groups”

Medical educators are often called upon to help identify, support, and remediate struggling students. The root causes of student performance deficits are multifaceted and may be due to academic and non-academic factors. Deficiencies are rarely correctable through a simple solution. The Fall 2022 IAMSE Webinar Series will address strategies for identifying and supporting at-risk students and recognizing and breaking down barriers that may limit student success. The fifth and final session in the series will feature Janet Coffman from the University of California, San Francisco (USA).

Janet Coffman, PhD

Breaking Barriers for Racial/Ethnic Groups
Underrepresented in the Health Professions

Presenter: Janet Coffman, PhD
Session Date & Time: September 29, 2022 at 12pm Eastern
Session Description: Underrepresentation of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) in the health professions limits the U.S. health care system’s ability to meet the needs of people in these racial/ethnic groups. A growing body of research shows that patient-physician concordance of race, language, and social characteristics strengthen the patient-physician relationship through higher levels of trust and satisfaction. This webinar will describe the barriers that BIPOC persons face in pursuing health professions education, present a framework for conceptualizing strategies for improving recruitment, retention, and academic success among BIPOC health professions trainees, and describe examples of these strategies. The presentation will focus primarily on examples from medicine and the basic sciences. 

As always, IAMSE Student Members can
register for the series for FREE!

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