Committee members will work with the AAEM Diversity and Inclusion Committee to plan and execute the Resident and Student Track at the annual ACMT meeting, outreach to underserved medical schools, and create resources for minority residents and students in emergency medicine.
The AAEM/RSA Diversity and Inclusion Committee educates, supports and celebrates diversity within the field of emergency medicine. We welcome and nurture diversity of religious beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity and other forms of individuality.
We strive to:
We, the members of AAEM/RSA Advocacy and Diversity & Inclusion Committees', would like to address the recent murders of African Americans by police officers and armed vigilantes in our country. These murders are the physical manifestation of institutional and societal racism that has subjugated the African American community for centuries. Even though targeted violence against black men and women only intermittently reaches news headlines, the ideas that engender that violence persist and are oftentimes expressed in insidious ways. We understand these past few weeks have been difficult for all, but we must devote the emotional energy that has been released by our distress to addressing the racism in our country, in all of its forms.
As such, the Advocacy and Diversity & Inclusion Committees' have included a list of actionable items below. These items are merely starting points for us to effect true change in our personal lives and the communities in which we reside. Read the full statement.
Intersectional Diversity in Medicine
In this episode, Jordan Powell, and Lisa A. Moreno-Walton, MD MS MSCR FAAEM, talk about intersectional diversity in medicine. Ms. Powell is a student at University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Northeastern Regional Representative on the RSA Medical Student Council and Vice-Chair of the RSA Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Dr. Moreno-Walton is Professor of Emergency Medicine, Director of Research, Director of Diversity and Director of HIV and Viral Testing at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, as well as serving as the President-Elect of AAEM.
Cultural Competence and Health Care Disparities
In this episode, Jordan Powell, and Bernard Lopez, MD MS FAAEM discuss cultural competence and health care disparities. Ms. Powell is a student at Xavier University of Louisiana and the RSA Diversity & Inclusion Committee Vice Chair. Dr. Lopez is Department of Emergency Vice Chairman at Thomas Jefferson University hospitals and a member of the AAEM Diversity & Inclusion Committee.
Physician Burnout, Racism, and Corporate Misrepresentation
In this episode, Jordan Vaughn and L.E. Gomez, MD MBA FAAEM, discuss physician burnout, racism, and corporate misrepresentation. Mrs. Vaughn is a student at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Northeastern Regional Representative on the RSA Medical Student Council and Vice-Chair of the RSA Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Dr. Gomez is an AAEM at-large board member, Chair of the AAEM Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and Assistant Professor at Howard University Hospital.