Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Selection of Obstetrician-Gynecologists

Helen Kang Morgan, Abigail Ford Winkel, Erika Banks, Jessica L. Bienstock, John L. Dalrymple, David A. Forstein, Karen E. George, Nadine T. Katz, William McDade, Christle Nwora, Maya M. Hammoud

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In the setting of long-standing structural racism in health care, it is imperative to highlight inequities in the medical school-to-residency transition. In obstetrics and gynecology, the percentage of Black residents has decreased in the past decade. The etiology for this troubling decrease is unknown, but racial and ethnic biases inherent in key residency application metrics are finally being recognized, while the use of these metrics to filter applicants is increasing. Now is the time for action and for transformational change to rectify the factors that are detrimentally affecting the racial diversity of our residents. This will benefit our patients and learners with equitable health care and better outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)272-277
Number of pages6
JournalObstetrics and gynecology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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