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Call for Papers on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Journal of Graduate Medical Education is seeking submissions related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in graduate medical education (GME). These manuscripts, submitted in any JGME category, will be expedited by the editors. Topics can range from recruitment, selection, and onboarding to curriculum, teaching, learning, assessment, clinical learning environment, and faculty development.
Why this call? Research supports the notion that socially diverse groups have more innovation and healthier cultures than homogenous groups.
As the GME community strives to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, there are many unanswered questions, such as:
- How can we increase the diversity of our GME learning environments?
- Do GME environments foster inclusiveness, respect, and a culture of safety?
- Is there health equity in GME?
- What organizational systems are in place to address diversity/equity/inclusion and are members of the organization aware of these systems?
- Which interventions are successful in creating more diversity in GME (trainees, faculty)?
- How have organizations successfully retained their diverse trainees? Faculty?
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, and inclusion call. Papers on this topic will be reviewed preferentially at any time, and considered for publication in the next 12 months
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) defines diversity, equity, and inclusion as follows1:
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 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.
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.
- Association of American Medical Colleges. Diversity, Inclusion, and Health Equity Collection. https://www.mededportal.org/diversity-inclusion-and-health-equity. Accessed May 29, 2020.