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Public Health Rep. 2014 Jan-Feb;129 Suppl 2:15-8.

Workforce diversity and community-responsive health-care institutions.

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Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC.

Abstract

While the levers for the social determinants of health reside largely outside institutional walls, this does not absolve health professional schools from exercising their influence to improve the communities in which they are located. Fulfilling this charge will require a departure from conventional thinking, particularly when it comes to educating future health professionals. We describe efforts within medical education to transform recruitment, admissions, and classroom environments to emphasize diversity and inclusion. The aim is to cultivate a workforce with the perspectives, aptitudes, and skills needed to fuel community-responsive health-care institutions.

PMID:
24385660
PMCID:
PMC3863695
DOI:
10.1177/00333549141291S205
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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