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Diversity and Inclusion

Aligned with Our Mission and a Driver of Excellence

The AAMC's commitment to diversity includes embracing a broader definition of diversity and supporting our members efforts.

What's New

Assessing Change: Evaluating Cultural Competence Education and Training

To help educators identify curricular strategies and evaluation tools for re-use or enhancement, the AAMC commissioned an expert panel to review cultural competence studies that measured learner changes in attitudes, knowledge, and skills.  This guide, which is based on the panel’s findings, provides these resources for educators and researchers.

Reflections on Diversity and Inclusion in Academic Medicine

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In commemoration of Nickens’ legacy, this publication provides a historical overview of diversity and inclusion efforts, presents recent data, and highlights leaders’ perspectives on future directions to advance diversity and inclusion in academic medicine.

Facts & Figures 2014

Diversity in Physician Workforce: Facts and Figures 2014

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is pleased to present Diversity in the Physician Workforce: Facts and Figures 2014, the 18th report in the Facts & Figures Data Series. The 2014 report is also the inaugural of the online edition of the series. This new interactive format will increase the accessibility and interactivity of data pertaining to the demographic make-up of the nation's physicians. To experience the full report, please visit: External Link

A Resource for Medical Educators: Implementing Curricular and Institutional Climate Changes to Improve Health Care for Individuals Who Are LGBT, Gender Nonconforming, or Born with DSD

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The Advisory Committee on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Sex Development (Axis) authored this groundbreaking publication which offers the first evidence and best practices-based recommendations to train physicians to assess and interact more effectively with patients who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT), gender nonconforming (GNC), or born with differences of sex development (DSD). The publication identifies 30 competencies medical school students should master to responsibly care for LGBT and DSD patients.

Diversity Policy and Programs: Who We Are, What We Do, Where We’re Going

Diversity Policy and Programs: Who We Are, What We Do, Where We’re Going (2nd edition)In this third issue of our annual report, the Diversity Policy and Programs (DPP) unit of the AAMC is proud to share a summary of our latest projects, publications, and partnerships. Collectively, this work serves as our contribution to building capacity within the academic medicine community to realize the vision of diversity and inclusion as drivers of institutional excellence.

Read the 2014 DPP Annual Report 

Public Health Pathways

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AAMC is pleased to announce the launch of a new online searchable database of domestic and international public health training opportunities for pre-med students, medical students,  residents, and early career physicians.  This collection will assist students and physicians to enhance and expand their understanding of the social and environmental factors that influence the health of the people and communities they serve.

Diversity and Inclusion in Academic Medicine: A Strategic Planning Guide

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This guide, produced by a multi-disciplinary team of experts, provides a roadmap that will not only help you to comply with important diversity standards, but also to pave the way for developing and sustaining a climate and culture of inclusion at your institution.

Featured Resources & Programs

Diversity Data Snapshots

Diversity Data Snapshots (DDS) is an electronic newsletter containing relevant news sources, data points, and research findings related to diversity in higher education, academic medicine, and health equity.