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Diversity Data Snapshots (DDS)

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. This resource is created by the AAMC’s Diversity Policy and Programs (DPP) unit to help medical schools build capacity for diversity and institutional excellence.

Please contact Jennifer Eliason, Senior Research Analyst, at 202-828-0560 or jeliason@aamc.org with any questions or suggestions.


May 2015

This month’s DDS presentation uses data from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) 2014 Physician-Scientist Workforce Report and AAMC data on M.D./Ph.D. medical students and medical school faculty to provides an overview of the racial and ethnic disparity in the Physician-Scientist pipeline, workforce, & National Institutes of Health funding.


December 2014

This month’s DDS presentation uses the AAMC published Implementing Curricular and Institutional Climate Changes to Improve Health Care for Individuals Who Are LGBT, Gender Noncomforming, or Born with DSD: A Resource for Medical Educators as a guide and provides an overview of academic medicine and health care as experienced by individuals who are or may be LGBT.


September 2014

This month’s DDS presentation builds on this work and looks at variations in the geographic origin of medical school applicants by applicant racial and ethnic status. Geographic origins where medical school graduates have grown up may affect what and where they choose to practice as a physician.


July 2014

This month is Part two in a presentation from the Center for Workforce Studies (CWS) at the Association of American Medical Colleges. The CWS conducted an analysis focusing on racial and ethnic differences in consumer experiences and preferences regarding health care with data from its Consumer Survey (a national sample survey conducted biannually).


May 2014

This month’s presentation highlights data from the Center for Workforce Studies (CWS) at the Association of American Medical Colleges. The CWS conducted an analysis focusing on racial and ethnic differences in consumer experiences and preferences regarding health care with data from its Consumer Survey (a national sample survey conducted biannually).


April 2014

Data from an exciting project by the Annie E. Casey Foundation—the “Kids Count Data Center.” This is a compilation of state‐level data on demographics, economic well‐being, education, family and community health, and safety and risky behaviors.


March 2014

This month highlights data from the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) 2013 report on health disparities and inequalities.


January 2014

This month's presentation features diversity data from MCAT and AMCAS. Additionally this presentation highlights innovative MCAT outreach efforts, including a collaboration with the Khan Academy, targeting underrepresented groups in medicine and under-resourced institutions.


November 2013

This month’s presentation features several maps detailing the geographical impact of racial and ethnic minority primary care physicians in the United States.


September 2013

This month’s presentation provides an overview of the role community colleges play in the educational pathways of medical school aspirants.


September 2012

In this installment, we are highlighting the importance of and attempts to improve health literacy with evidence from The Gallup Well-Being Index and the American Medical Association's Foundation Health Literacy materials. Additionally, we present the latest monthly infographics from The Kaiser Family Foundation and Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).


May 2012

This month, we’re highlighting a modular slide presentation that provides an overview of the relationship between medicine and public health, reviews why public health is relevant to medical education and careers, and includes recommendations and resources to improve public health content in medical education.


March 2012

The third of three installments in the Diversity Resources and Data Snapshots series featuring AAMC’s Center for Workforce Studies analyses on physician race and ethnicity. Results reported here focus on physician financial status.


February 2012

This is the second of three installments in the Diversity Resources and Data Snapshots series featuring AAMC’s Center for Workforce Studies analyses on physician race and ethnicity. Results reported here focus on physician satisfaction.


January 2012

Data from the AAMC's Center for Workforce Studies, which conducted a series of analyses focusing on physician race and ethnicity with data from its Surveys of Physicians Under and Over 50. This is the first of three installments in the Diversity Resources and Data Snapshots series featuring this research. R results reported here focus on physician demographic and practice characteristics.


December 2011

Data from the AAMC’s recent press release on 2011 applicant data is highlighted. The data indicates that the applicant pool remains steady, men and women have neared parity, and students from racial and ethnic minority backgrounds fluctuate in the medical school applicant pool.