Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science


Dr. Dipu Patel, DMSc


Purpose: This article aims to inform Physician Assistant educators of the best method for implementing diversity and inclusive training for Physician Assistant Students.

Methods: A PubMed and EBSCO literature search was conducted using the terms diversity, inclusion, healthcare, disparities, and medical education. As a result, six articles were retrieved and used as the basis for this article.

Results: An assortment of professional healthcare programs with diversity and inclusion components was used to develop a training program that included leadership, assessment, and curriculum development.

Discussion: All programs found that diversity and inclusion training is necessary for potentially narrowing the gap in health care disparities among minorities. However, this study was limited by minimal data substantiating that diversity and inclusion training has impacted racial populations.


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