Inclusiveness Is Our Mission
True whole-person care involves the wholeness of our communities. Among us, however, some voices are disproportionately represented and others are all but excluded. Whether involving race, ethnicity, religion, age, abilities, gender, or sexual orientation, we cannot truly be whole while inequity is prevalent. We have much to do in addressing this, and we rise together to meet the challenge.
Shedding Light on Systemic Bias
This year, our awareness efforts are especially focused on racial and ethnic underrepresentation in psychiatry as well as the gender pay gap in medicine.
Those who are underrepresented in medicine are ethnic and racial populations whose numbers in the general population outweigh their numbers in the medical profession. In order to effectively address this, academic centers must stay in touch with their communities and identify and give voice to those who are underrepresented amid shifting societal and professional demographics. As we survey our own San Bernardino County, underrepresentation in psychiatry most keenly affects those of us who identify as Black and Latinx.
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