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American College of Physicians partners with The DEI Shift podcast to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in medicine and offer CME-accredited series

PHILADELPHIA, May 13, 2021 – The American College of Physicians (ACP) announced today that it is partnering with The DEI Shift, a podcast hosted by internists that focuses on diversity, equity and inclusion in medicine. ACP members who listen to The DEI Shift podcast can claim continuing medical education (CME) credits and maintenance of certification (MOC) points for each episode by logging into ACP’s Online Learning Center. ACP’s partnership with The DEI Shift will begin as The DEI Shift begins its third season.

Promotion of diversity, equity and inclusion is a strategic priority for ACP, and partnering with The DEI Shift reflects ACP’s commitment to confronting and eliminating racism, racial disparities, discrimination, bias and inequities in health and health care. The DEI Shift discusses topics such as women in medicine, Asian Americans in medicine, inclusive health-care environments for LGBTQ patients and doctors, and underrepresented minorities in medicine. Listeners gain useful information to improve their practices and environments, to gain empathy, cultural competency, and humility, and to learn more about emerging DEI concepts.

“We are excited to partner with The DEI shift,” said George Abraham, MD, MPH, FACP, President, ACP.  “Fostering discussions and deeper understanding of issues such as anti-racism in health-care education, religious diversity in health care, and how COVID has affected health-care disparities align closely with ACP’s efforts to support a just, equitable, diverse and inclusive environment.”

The DEI Shift podcast (Find the DEI Shift on Twitter @TheDEIShift) is downloaded more than 400 times per month and has listeners in over 27 countries or territories and 700 cities across the world. It is available on iTunes, Buzzsprout and other podcast platforms. In collaboration with a talented team, the award-winning DEI Shift podcast is led by Executive Producer Tammy Lin, MD, MPH, FACP,  an Internal Medicine specialist, Governor of the ACP Southern California Region III Chapter (a sponsor of The DEI Shift podcast), Chair of the ACP DEI Committee, and represented ACP in the Women’s Wellness through Equity and Leadership (WEL) Program. Co-executive producer Tiffany I. Leung, MD, MPH, FACP, FAMIA is a general internist and informatician, Past Chair of the ACP Council of Early Career Physicians, At-Large Member of the Global Engagement Committee, and an ACP Honorary Well-being Champion. Co-executive producer Pooja Jaeel, MD is an Internal Medicine - Pediatrics specialist and a member of the ACP Council of Resident and Fellow Members and the ACP DEI Committee. The DEI Shift podcast team includes diverse members across career stages from undergraduate students to advanced career physicians and represent a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences.

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About the American College of Physicians
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