Reserve your seat for this important webinar!
Monday, April 3
3:00-4:00 p.m. CT
In March 1961 President John F. Kennedy issued Executive Order 10925 which mandated that government contractors “take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to their race, creed, color or national origin.” Since then, affirmative action has been a central element in efforts to promote diversity in higher education and the workplace. Over the years, the strength of affirmative action policies has waxed and waned, as the legal framework of support has changed with numerous challenges over time.
In anticipation of the Supreme Court’s decision in the Students for Fair Admissions’ cases against Harvard University and the University of North Carolina, the American Medical Association will convene a group of thought leaders in medical education and health equity to discuss the potential consequences of an adverse decision—and to explore new perspectives that may allow us to continue the journey toward health equity and social justice.
At the end of this AMA webinar, participants will be able to:
- Discuss how an adverse Supreme Court decision in the affirmative action cases against Harvard University and the University of North Carolina may negatively impact diversity efforts in medical education
- Describe the relationship between a diverse health care workforce and health equity
- Describe the fundamental role of health equity in promoting social justice