How can we purposefully create space for difficult conversations in medical education assessment?

Learn how the Equity in Measurement and Assessment Conference created a forum for conversations around advancing DEI within medical education assessment.

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Research has shown that a diverse physician workforce can lead to better health outcomes and experiences for all patients, with particular benefit for traditionally underserved populations.

Despite these findings, limited opportunities exist for medical education, measurement, and DEI professionals to expand their own perspectives and to collaborate on research or practice related to this imperative.

This report explores how the Equity in Measurement and Assessment Conference sought to thoughtfully frame this conversation and create shared learning opportunities for attendees.

Medical education needs to support the advancement of skills and behaviors alongside knowledge, so students can develop as complete physicians, ready to take on patient care. We’re rethinking measurement to facilitate this evolution, but we can’t do it without new perspectives and ideas.