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Board of Governors Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Education/Advocacy Workgroup

To gather data on percentage of URMs at all levels of education in U.S. to assess where “leaks” are occurring in the pipeline to becoming physicians/surgeons via collaboration with the BoG Advocacy and Education Pillars. Explore public/private partnerships to enhance opportunities for URMs to enter medicine/surgery. Identify ongoing/successful public educational and employment DEI initiatives and successful efforts of surgery programs to increase representation of URIM/S in surgery. Future collaboration opportunities with the ACS Division of Education on STEM initiatives. Identify URIM/S groups and explore avenues for support, representation, and a voice within ACS.

Questions regarding the Workgroup can be directed to Emily Kalata, Manager, Board of Governors, at or 312.202.5360.