The Young Physicians Section (YPS) met virtually on Friday, Nov. 12, with more than 100 physicians in attendance.

Young physicians from across the country discussed priority issues and worked on shaping American Medical Association policy. The YPS reviewed several items of business before the House of Delegates including the following resolutions authored by the section:

  • 411: Addressing Public Health Disinformation
  • 412: Health Professional Disinformation During a Public Health Crisis

The YPS hosted a powerful panel on “Structural Inequities in Medicine: Impacts on the Person and Profession” co-sponsored by the APS, IMGS, MAS, MSS and WPS. Panelists explored how systems of power have impacted their training and medical careers. The program was moderated by Karthik Sivashanker, MD, MPH, the AMA Center for Health Equity's vice president of equitable health systems and innovation. Panelists included:

  • Ricardo Correa, MD, EdD, program director of the Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Fellowship and the director of Diversity for Graduate Medical Education at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix, Arizona.
  • William McDade, MD, PhD, chief diversity and inclusion officer at the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
  • Davy Ran, MSc, MPH, a medical student at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and MSS LGBTQ+ Standing Committee member.

Visit the education sessions page for additional information on this topic and other sessions.

For additional information on the November YPS meeting, visit the section's agenda & resources page.

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