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Diversity Within Diversity: Examining Structural Change to Promote Diversity

  • Authors: Hansa Bhargava, MD; Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MSc
  • CME / ABIM MOC Released: 6/15/2021; Reviewed and Renewed: 8/3/2023
  • Valid for credit through: 6/15/2024, 11:59 PM EST
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for all providers, including PCPs, internal medicine, oncology, and cardiology.

The goal of this activity is to explore the different aspects of diversity and the individual components that create challenges in providing equitable healthcare. The goal of the activity will be to improve the knowledge and confidence of providers in recognizing the breadth of diverse disparate considerations impacting all patients from receiving optimal outcomes.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • The rationale for structural changes to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives in healthcare and scientific workforce
    • Defining structural changes needed to support DEI initiatives
  • Demonstrate greater confidence in their ability to
    • Recognize systemic inequities contributing to healthcare disparities


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  • Hansa Bhargava, MD

    Chief Medical Officer
    Medscape Education
    New York, New York


    Disclosure: Hansa Bhargava, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


  • Giselle Corbie -Smith, MD, MSc

    Kenan Distinguished Professor of Social Medicine Director
    Center for Health Equity Research
    Internal Medicine
    University of North Carolina School of Medicine
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina


    Disclosure: Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MSc, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


  • Shanthi Voorn, PhD

    Medical Education Director, WebMD Global, LLC


    Disclosure: Shanthi Voorn, PhD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

  • Diana Lucifero, PhD

    Scientific Content Manager, WebMD Global, LLC


    Disclosure: Diana Lucifero, PhD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

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  • Hazel Dennison, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, CHCP, CPHQ, CNE

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC


    Disclosure: Hazel Dennison, DNP, RN, FNP, CHCP,  CPHQ, CNE, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

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Diversity Within Diversity: Examining Structural Change to Promote Diversity

Authors: Hansa Bhargava, MD; Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MScFaculty and Disclosures

CME / ABIM MOC Released: 6/15/2021; Reviewed and Renewed: 8/3/2023

Valid for credit through: 6/15/2024, 11:59 PM EST




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