This collection covers key topics about diversity, ethics, and inclusion in medicine. Speakers will discuss ways to create inclusive, safe, and welcoming environments for colleagues and patients, as well as ways to promote diversity and ethics in the workplace.

  • Discuss practical ways to effectively deliver health care to patients with diverse values, beliefs, and behaviors, including the tailoring of healthcare delivery to meet patients' social, cultural, and linguistic needs
  • Cite examples of racial, ethnic, and certain cultural populations that are underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population. 
  • Describe the effect that physician workforce disparity can have on patient care.
  • Give examples of unconscious (implicit) bias in the workplace and discuss possible effects of such bias.
  • List common barriers in faculty recruitment, selection, hiring, promotion, and tenure as they pertain to populations underrepresented in the medical profession.
  • List and describe the reasons to support faculty diversity in medical schools.
  • Discuss steps that can be taken to enhance medical school faculty diversity.
  • Review foundational terms such as race, implicit bias, privilege, and intersectionality.
  • Describe how implicit bias and intersectionality affect medical decisions and negatively impact patient safety and quality improvement.
  • Review action steps for affecting positive change for patients and ourselves.
  • Explain the basic principles of Functional Medicine and the key elements of a root-cause approach to health.
  • Describe how evidence-based root-cause diagnostics and therapies are used to slow, stop, or reverse the progression of common chronic illnesses and conditions.
  • Discuss how evidence-based root-cause principles can be a part of every physician’s practice and why they should be.
  • Describe the relationship between the philosophies of Osteopathic Medicine and Functional Medicine and how the root-cause approach to health brings us full circle.
  • Identify principles of bioethics.
  • Describe potential conflicts with beneficence and stakeholder expectations, including patient, legal, and administrative interests.
  • Discuss approaches to balancing principles of bioethics with stakeholder expectations.

Start Date: February 27, 2023

End Date: February 27, 2026

Cost: Members: Free | Non-Members: $149.00

This course has been approved for 5.5 AOA Category 1-A CME Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Category 1A