Oct 3, 2014

Presentation Highlights the Importance of Diversity and Inclusion in Medical Education

We were fortunate to hear a presentation Oct. 3 by Marc Nivet, MBA, Ed.D., regarding ways in which the medical profession – medical schools, in particular – can better achieve excellence in research, education and patient care by becoming more inclusive of students from differing racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Dr. Nivet, chief diversity officer for the Association of American Medical Colleges, gave an informative presentation, "Diversity and Inclusion in Academic Medicine: From Fairness to Excellence," to first- and second-year osteopathic medical students, faculty and staff in the Academic Center on the KCUMB campus. In addition, he met with members of the campus leadership to discuss strategies at improving inclusivity on our campus.

Dr. Nivet is a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and a former president of the National Association of Medical Minority Educators. He currently serves the academic medical community on a variety of boards, including the National Institutes of Health's National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council, the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration's Bureau of Health Professions National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Medical College Roundtable, among others.