As a black female physician, my experiences with patients are different from those of my white male counterparts. Increasing diversity and recognizing the varied experiences physicians face are crucial to the wellness and feeling of inclusion of all emergency physicians. ACEP is taking that step to promote diversity and cultural awareness. Our President, Dr. Rebecca Parker, is making cultural diversity a part of her platform. The recent summit on diversity is the first step in having a real conversation about diversity in medicine from the physician’s perspective. ACEP must hear from diverse physicians to acknowledge our experiences and support our needs.
Explore This IssueACEP Now: Vol 35 – No 12 – December 2016
Dr. Forde-Baker is assistant director of emergency medicine at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden, New Jersey.