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JGME Launches New Website


Welcome to the newly redesigned Journal of Graduate Medical Education website. Coinciding with the tenth anniversary of the JGME, the design refresh is intended to improve user experience through a streamlined interface, a modern look and feel, and access to curated content in the navigation bar.

You may also notice our new JGME logo. The new logo symbolizes the transitions into and out of residency and fellowship. The page turning signifies the progress, innovation, and forward thinking of the graduate medical community and the JGME, and the hybrid book and speech bubble symbolize the Journal as the voice of the graduate medical education community.




Call for Papers on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice


The Journal of Graduate Medical Education is seeking submissions related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in graduate medical education (GME). These manuscripts may be submitted in any JGME category. Topics can range from recruitment, selection, and onboarding to curriculum, teaching, learning, assessment, clinical learning environment, and faculty development. 

As the GME community strives to promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice, there are many unanswered questions, such as: 

  1. How can the community increase the diversity of GME learning environments?
  2. Do GME environments foster inclusiveness, respect, and a culture of safety?
  3. Is there health equity in GME?
  4. What organizational systems are in place to address diversity, equity, inclusion, and or justice and are members of the organization aware of these systems?
  5. Which interventions are successful in creating more diversity in GME?
  6. How have organizations successfully retained their diverse residents/fellows? Faculty members?
  7. What factors hinder and promote professional growth and work satisfaction in under-represented in medicine (UiM) residents, fellows, and faculty?
  8. How have GME organizations identified policies and procedures that have disparate effects on minoritized groups and how have the worked to eliminate these policies and practices?

 

Authors may submit work in any article category via our Editorial Management system: https://www.editorialmanager.com/jgme. Please indicate in the cover letter that the submission is in response to the diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice call. Papers on this topic will be reviewed preferentially at any time.

 

We recommend reviewing the standards for publishing on health inequities prior to submitting manuscripts. Suggested resources for doing so include:

 https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20200630.939347/full/

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1475-6773.13558

Diversity1
Diversity as a core value embodies inclusiveness, mutual respect, and multiple perspectives and serves as a catalyst for change resulting in health equity. In this context, we are mindful of all aspects of human differences such as socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, geography, disability, and age. 

Health Equity1
Health equity is the principle of providing everyone the opportunity to attain their full health potential while no one is disadvantaged from achieving this potential because of their social position or other socially determined circumstance. 

Inclusion1
Inclusion is a core element for successfully achieving diversity. Inclusion is achieved by nurturing the climate and culture of the institution through professional development, fostering difficult conversations, education, policy, and practice. The objective is creating a climate that fosters belonging, respect, and value for all and encourages engagement and connection throughout the institution and community.

Justice
Justice is defined as eliminating practices and policies that have disparate impact on minority groups.

References

  1. Association of American Medical Colleges. Diversity, Inclusion, and Health Equity Collection. https://www.mededportal.org/diversity-inclusion-and-health-equity. Accessed May 29, 2020.

 

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