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ACP Signals Agreement with AAMC on Importance of Implicit Bias Trainings

Statement attributable to:
Jacqueline W. Fincher, MD, MACP
President, American College of Physicians

Washington, DC (September 30, 2020) — ACP emphatically agrees with the Association of American Medical Colleges that President Trump’s recent executive order prohibiting racial sensitivity and implicit bias trainings for federal contractors, grantees and members of the military is extremely concerning.  Implicit bias training can be an important component to help combat racial and gender disparities in health care and many other areas of our society. We know that prejudice and discrimination contribute to significant disparities in gender and race throughout our country. We all need to avail ourselves of every tool available to combat the problem. As AAMC, ACP is also committed to being a diverse, inclusive, equitable, and anti-racist organization, and we call on our members to join us in this commitment.

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