ACAPS / ASPS DEI Committee Panel at ASPS: Opening the Pipeline for Diversity in Plastic Surgery Sun, Oct 31 8:00-9:00 a.m. EDT

Reduction of healthcare disparities for all communities depends on the development of a more diverse surgical workforce. The pipeline to plastic surgery is narrow and has many leaks for racial and ethnic minorities who are underrepresented in medicine (UIM). This panel will present a systematic review of the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) pipeline initiatives in surgical specialties, provide successful examples of pipeline programs, and highlight the data-driven recommendations for how to open the pipeline to plastic surgery.

At the end of this activity participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the importance of pipeline programs for increasing the proportion of UIM trainees in plastic surgery and addressing healthcare disparities.
  2. Describe successful interventions for increasing UIM in surgical specialties.
  3. Understand the components of developing a successful pipeline strategy.

Accreditation: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: The ASPS designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.