Standing at this crossroads of opportunity, we are not discouraged by what we see around us. We are inspired to dream big with our eyes open. We are casting a vision for diversity and inclusion that will enhance our learning and work environments, attracting increasing numbers of students who will be drawn into the field of family medicine. Our practices and programs will emerge as spaces in which compassion flourishes and potential for greater positive change is released. Active role modeling of inclusive excellence will support the professional formation of our students and residents, nurture cultural humility, and foster a sense of community-connectedness and resilience. Our vision must be bold, but we must begin where we are. This session will provide a brief discussion of diversity and inclusive excellence. A menu of tools and strategies will be presented that can be used by individuals, programs, and organizations that can advance inclusive excellence. Participants will be engaged and encouraged to identify a goal or next steps they can take when they return home to begin to advance their vision for inclusive excellence with humility and discernment.Dr Alicia Monroe serves as provost and seniorvice president of Academic and Faculty Affairs, and professor of Family Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. In September 2018, Dr Monroe also was appointed as interim designated institutional officer for graduate medical education. She currently serves as the chair of the Association for American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Advisory Committee on Holistic Review and is a member of the AAMC Board of Directors and Baylor University Board of Regents. She formerly served as the vice dean for Educational Affairs and professor of Family Medicine at the Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida. Dr Monroe’s scholarly interests include physician-patient communication, cross-cultural communication, diversity and inclusion, leadership development and mentoring training for students and faculty. Dr Monroe spent her early career at the Alpert Medical School at Brown University where she served as the associate dean for Minority Affairs and Professor of Family Medicine. She earned her MD degree from Indiana University School of Medicine, and completed an internship in psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical Center and a residency in family medicine at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. She has received numerous teaching and mentoring awards.
2019 Annual Spring Conference Sunday Morning General Session Speaker