Advancing diversity within the healthcare workforce is needed to measurably reduce inequities in health in this country. ACP has designed initiatives which advocate for upstream approaches to diversify the workforce, stimulate innovation to broaden access to perspectives in medicine, training, and healthcare administration, including roles at ACP. Your donation helps fund the following opportunities designed to achieve this goal.
Ryan Mire, MD Summer Internship Program
The Ryan Mire, MD Internship program is designed to help expand diversity within US healthcare by providing undergraduate students with firsthand exposure to some of the variety of career opportunities which influence health, medicine, and public policy. The internship program provides a paid, 8-week opportunity for students completing their 3rd year of college, who have demonstrated an interest in medicine, public health, public policy, or other disciplines of healthcare administration. The program involves project assignments and health career-related activities, while students learn about the internal medicine profession through mentoring from ACP members and site visits to a wide range of healthcare settings.
Building Trust Through Diversity Grants
ACP is offering grants to internal medicine residents funding projects to enhance the integration of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) into the fabric of internal medicine education and training. Funding totaling $400,000 was awarded in 2022 to 24 projects at medical schools and training programs in year two of the program. Projects include working with community-based organizations to enhance internal medicine resident understanding of the importance of health equity at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center and a mentorship program for high school students that are considering a career in health care at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine Case Western Reserve University, among others.