Breakfast II - (INTERACTIVE) ASTRO/NCI Diversity Symposium: Pathways for Recruiting and Retaining Women and Under-represented Minority Clinicians and Physician Scientists Into the Radiation Oncology Workforce
6:45 AM - 8:00 AM
Location: Room W192
Session Type: Breakfast
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
1.00 CAMPEP Credits
1.50 MDCB Credits
Breakfast will be served at 6:45 a.m. and session will begin at 7:00 a.m.
This session will first explain the importance of a diverse workforce in reducing health disparities. We will present recent data describing the extent of diversity in radiation oncology, including how it has changed over time, and how our statistics compare to those of other related medical professions. With that background information, we will then discuss general approaches to medical student recruitment, including creative approaches to improve radiation oncology involvement in undergraduate medical education so that more students learn of the existence of the specialty early in their education when they have time to build themselves into competitive residency applicants. We will then focus on specific barriers to recruitment of women and under-represented minority students into radiation oncology residency programs. We will discuss how educational initiatives can effectively transition into targeted mentoring, and consider ways that national organizations like ASTRO and ASCO promote female and URM student interest in oncology. Finally, we will review approaches to faculty retention of women and URM candidates at academic institutions, which has historically been a problem throughout medical specialties.
- Describe the current diversity of the radiation oncology workforce and its potential impact on providing effective cancer care to underserved populations.
- Assess their own personal and departmental participation in educating medical students about radiation oncology.
- Apply creative strategies to increase involvement in medical education at their home institution as a means of increasing outreach to students who may not learn of radiation oncology otherwise.
6:45 AM - 6:50 AM
Speaker: – UPMC Medical Education
6:50 AM - 7:05 AM
Diversity in the radiation oncology workforce
Speaker: – West Virginia University School of Medicine
7:05 AM - 7:20 AM
Recruitment and retention of underrepresented medical students
Speaker: – University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute
7:20 AM - 7:35 AM
Recruitment and retention of physician scientists
Speaker: – emory university
7:35 AM - 7:50 AM
Recruitment and retention of female physicians and scientists
Speaker: – Medical College of Wisconsin
7:50 AM - 8:00 AM
Speaker: – Duke University Medical Center