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Engaging Diverse Medical Students and Residents to Consider Academic Medicine Careers

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

Video Length: 53 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.


Terry Maresca, MD
Professor of Family Medicine
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle Indian Health Board

Dennis J. Spencer, MD, PhD
Resident Physician Lucille Packard
Children’s Hospital
Standard University
Department of Pediatrics

Lee Jones, MD
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
UC Davis School of Medicine

Renee Navarro, MD, PharmD
Vice Chancellor of Diversity and Outreach
Professor of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care
University of California, San Francisco


To learn more about BNGAP visit www.bngap.org

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