MGR | David A. Acosta, MD – Becoming an Equity-Minded Academic Health Center through Inclusion Excellence: The Next Generation of Work for Academic Medicine

Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM
Location: Pinn Hall auditorium 1-5
Cost: Free


As chief diversity and inclusion officer for the Association of American Medical Colleges, David A. Acosta, MD, provides strategic vision and leadership for the AAMC’s diversity and inclusion activities across the medical education community, and leads the association’s Diversity Policy and Programs unit.

A physician of family medicine, Dr. Acosta joined the AAMC from the University of California (UC), Davis School of Medicine, where he served as senior associate dean for equity, diversity, and inclusion and associate vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer for UC Davis Health System. He previously served as the inaugural chief diversity officer at the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine, where he established a rural health fellowship program for Tacoma Family Medicine, a residency program affiliated with the UW Department of Family Medicine.

Dr. Acosta earned his medical degree from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, completed residency training at Community Hospital of Sonoma County in Santa Rosa, Calif., and a faculty development fellowship at the UW Department of Family Medicine.

Learning objectives: 

  1. Define what an equity-minded academic institution is and its role in achieving the next generation of diversity and inclusion work in academic medicine
  2. Focus on a deeper understanding on what inclusion is and its benefits
  3. Strategize on how to achieve inclusion excellence in your department and institution

Medicine Grand Rounds is offered every Wednesday throughout the year by the UVA Department of Medicine, in association with UVA’s Office of Continuing Medical Education. CME credit is available; instructions and forms are available at the event.

The University of Virginia School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Virginia School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The University Of Virginia School Of Medicine awards one hour of participation to each non-physician participant who successfully completes this educational activity. The University of Virginia School of Medicine maintains a permanent record of participants who have been awarded hours of participation. CME transcripts may be obtained at www.cmevillage.com (click on Transcripts and follow the instructions).

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