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Championing a Diverse Pediatric Workforce: Why Inclusive Excellence Matters, Now and in the Future (S5:E33)

An important measure of success for healthcare institutions is how well they recruit, develop and value a diverse workforce that represents the communities they serve. From physicians and nurses to therapists and administrative staff, inclusive excellence matters.

Listen to pediatric experts discuss the importance of an inclusive and diverse healthcare workforce

Today, we are joined by O.N. Ray Bignall II, MD, to discuss the many aspects of a diverse healthcare workforce and how we can encourage our facilities to strive for inclusive excellence.

Dr. Bignall II joins us from Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, where he is the Assistant Chief Diversity and Health Equity Officer and the Director of Kidney Health Advocacy and Community Engagement for the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension. He is also an assistant professor of pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.

In this episode, our experts discuss:

  • Benefits of a workforce that understands the experiences of the patients they serve
  • Overcoming imposter syndrome as a new doctor
  • Adding diversity to residency programs
  • Balancing professional responsibilities to value and respect the diversity of communities
  • Creating intentional support structures for existing minority residents and trainees
  • The definition of inclusive excellence in the healthcare setting
  • Opportunities for connecting with minority medical students

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