Dr. Madeline Joseph was recently elected as a fellow in the inaugural Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Equity Matters Leadership Learning Community. This new initiative aims to increase diversity, equity and inclusion within graduate medical education and to promote health equity by introducing a framework for continuous learning and process improvement in the area of DEI and anti-racism practices. Four learning communities focused around Acknowledgment, Acceptance and Accountability, Action, and Assessment and Adaption provide participants with access to more than 30 online courses lead by academic subject matter experts. The learning communities will identify challenges and possible solutions, identify gaps where there is no current solution, and work to develop any missing viable solutions.
“The ACGME has always been focused on continuous improvement of educational and clinical environments to positively impact patient outcomes,” said Thomas J. Nasca, MD, MACP, president and chief executive officer, ACGME. “It is now more important than ever that we join hands with our partners in medical education to advance knowledge and develop solutions that eliminate disparities of care, and to identify and disseminate policies and practices that enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion within the physician workforce.”
Dr. Joseph serves as the Associate Dean for Inclusion and Equity and as the Campus Diversity Liaison for the College of Medicine—Jacksonville, and brings her considerable expertise to this important initiative. Congratulations, Dr. Joseph!