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    Engaging Diverse Medical Students and Residents to Consider Academic Medicine Careers

    Building the Next Generation of Academic Physicians Initiative Webinar: Engaging Diverse Medical Students and Residents to Consider Academic Medicine Careers (MST Webinar)

    Video Length: 59 minutes


    Why aren’t more medical students and residents, especially those from traditionally underrepresented communities, pursuing a career in academic medicine? Are they aware of the rewarding attributes of this career path?

    We invite medical students and residents to listen to this interactive webinar to learn more about the benefits of pursuing a career in academic medicine. We will engage racial and ethnic minority senior faculty and administrators as well as medical student and residents to debunk the myths, and perceived barriers that may dissuade medical students and residents from joining the ranks of their esteemed colleagues in academic medicine.

    The webinar will include 45 minutes of presentation and 15 minutes for facilitated discussion.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Exploring existing perceptions about academic medicine.

    • Identifying the broad array of academic medicine career paths and opportunities.

    • Sharing resources and local conferences to learn more about academic medicine.


    Valerie Romero-Leggott, MD
    Vice Chancellor for Diversity
    UMN Health Sciences Center
    Associate Dean for Diversity
    UNM School of Medicine
    Professor, Department of Family & Community Medicine

    Kevin Anderson, MSIII
    Duke University School of Medicine
    Student National Medical Association
    National Parliamentarian 2014-2015
    National Internal Affairs Committee Vice-Chair 2014-2015

    Francisco A. Moreno, MD
    Deputy Dean for Diversity & Inclusion
    Professor of Psychiatry
    University of Arizona, College of Medicine
    Assistant Vice President for Diversity & Inclusion