Cardiology | What's DEI Got to Do With It?

What's DEI Got to Do With It

"For the past few years, there has been an increase in attention and discussion within cardiovascular fellowship programs, as well as the broader health care community, about the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) amongst health care providers," writes Oby B. Ibe, MD, MPH. "Numerous studies have demonstrated that increased provider diversity equates to improved cardiovascular care and access for all patients."

"Thus, as physicians, if we are to uphold the words we spoke during our white coat ceremonies and aspire to 'apply, for the benefit of the sick, all measures [that] are required … with special obligations to all fellow human beings,' then increasing the diversity of providers is not just another box to check for fellowship recruitment – it is a fundamental responsibility."

Read the full article in Cardiology.