ACAPS / ASPS DEI Committee Panel at ASPS: Opening the Pipeline for Diversity in Plastic Surgery Sunday, October 31 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:
- Understand the importance of pipeline programs for increasing the proportion of UIM trainees in plastic surgery and addressing healthcare disparities.
- Describe successful interventions for increasing UIM in surgical specialties.
- 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.