Creating an Inclusive Academic Medicine Environment: High Quality Learning in Health Professions Education
Training in the health professions can feel both inclusive and alienating for all learners, but especially for those in underrepresented student groups. The literature and shared experiences of ethnic minority learners teach us best practices for building high quality and inclusive education programs in the health sciences. Join us for the 4th of a 4-part series as we:
- Learn how to recognize experiences and perceptions of health professions trainees from ethnic minorities
- Define and recognize examples of disparity
- Describe interventions that have successfully reduced disparities experienced by trainees from ethnic minorities
Creighton Faculty and Staff.
12-1 p.m. MST
2-3 p.m. CDT
- Creighton University School of Medicine
Erica Sutton, MD
Dr. Sutton joined Morehouse School of Medicine in September 2019 as the inaugural Associate Dean of Academic Programs and Affiliations. In this role, she is responsible for the growth of academic programs to regional medical campuses as well as partnerships such as the Early Commitment Program with Atlanta University Center Schools. She previously worked at the University of Louisville in the Department of Surgery and served as Assistant Dean of Medical Education in Clinical Skills from 2011-2019.
As a graduate of Indiana University, Dr. Sutton triple-majored in psychology, chemistry, and mathematics prior to entering the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in general surgery at the University of Maryland followed by a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery, also at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Surgery in Baltimore. She is president and founder of Surgery on Sunday Louisville (SOSL), a nonprofit founded in 2013 providing free surgery to the uninsured and underinsured. With the aid of over 500 volunteers, SOSL has provided much needed surgical care to over 800 people in its almost nine-year history. The organization has sponsored activities in four states – Kentucky, Indiana, Massachusetts, and Georgia.