April 11, 2024

House of Medicine:

A Diverse Physician Workforce is Critical for the Future of Medicine

As organizations representing physicians, we are united in our commitment to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion within medical education and the healthcare profession. We firmly believe that a diverse and inclusive healthcare workforce is essential for improving patient outcomes and reducing health disparities. Medical schools play a pivotal role in shaping the future of healthcare. Attempts to restrict or eliminate initiatives within medical schools that create a more robust and diverse physician workforce only hinder progress toward a more inclusive healthcare system.

Together, we affirm our unwavering support for diversity, equity, and inclusion in medical schools and pledge to continue advocating for policies and practices that encourage a more diverse physician workforce and enhance the care of all patients.

American Academy of Family Physicians
American Academy of Neurology
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Academy of Pediatrics
American College of Emergency Physicians
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American College of Physicians
American College of Surgeons
Academic Pediatric Association
American Pediatric Society
American Psychiatric Association
American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
American Society for Surgery of the Hand Professional Organization
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
American Urological Association
Association of Clinical Oncology
Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs
College of American Pathologists
Obesity Medicine Association
Pediatric Policy Council
Society for Pediatric Research
Society for Vascular Surgery
The Obesity Society
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons