Recommendations to improve recruitment and retention of underrepresented in medicine trainees in neonatal-perinatal medicine
Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association
Physicians who identify as Black, Latinx, American Indian, Pacific Islander, and certain Asian subgroups represent racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in medicine (URM). While the proportion of URM pediatric trainees has remained unchanged, that of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (NPM) fellows has decreased. Informed by the medical literature and our lived experiences, we compiled and developed a list of recommendations to support NPM fellowship programs in the recruitment, retention, and promotion of URM trainees. We describe ten recommendations that address 1) creating a culture of inclusivity and psychological safety, 2) the critical appraisal of recruitment practices and climate, and 3) an inclusive and holistic fellowship application process. The first two themes lay the foundation, while the final theme spotlights our recommendations for URM recruitment. Each recommendation is a step towards improvement in recruitment and inclusion at a program.
Peña, Michelle-Marie; Bonachea, Elizabeth; Bell, Mercedes; Duara, Joanne; Okito, Ololade; Barrero-Castillero, Alejandra; and Anani, Uchenna E., "Recommendations to improve recruitment and retention of underrepresented in medicine trainees in neonatal-perinatal medicine" (2022). GW Authored Works. Paper 1976.