June 11, 2013 – A panel of experts from the University of Chicago and other organizations gathered recently to discuss the importance of fostering health equity in American medical education, and to develop strategies in medical schools, teaching hospitals and training organizations to teach and spread the skills necessary to reduce disparities in health and health care.
Drawing upon expertise in disparities reduction, health services research and medical education, the panel members examined strategies for reducing racial and ethnic disparities in health care. Audience members then worked to identify ways to incorporate equity into research, teaching and quality improvement in their own organizations.
The presentation, made at the 2013 Association of American Medical Colleges Integrating Quality Meeting, included University of Chicago Medicine physician-researchers Drs. Marshall Chin, director of Finding Answers: Disparities Research for Change, Monica Peek, and Lisa Vinci; as well as Dr. Thomas Sequist, Director of Research at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and associate professor of medicine and health policy at Harvard Medical School; Philip Alberti, PhD, the senior director of health equity research and policy at AAMC; Scott Cook, PhD, deputy director of Finding Answers; and Rachel Voss, MPH, project manager for Finding Answers.
View the questions that participants considered by clicking on the links below: