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Department of Women’s Health Grand Rounds

Location: Zoom

Date: Thursday, March 4, 2021

Time: 7:30–8:30 a.m.

About the Event

This installment of the Department of Women’s Health Grand Rounds features Tera Frederick Howard, MD, MPH; presenting “Racial Diversity in the Physician Workforce: Why it Matters and Where We Are.” Howard is an assistant professor, in the Department of Women’s Health; and Director of Diversity for Graduate Medical Education at the University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical School.

Please contact Tracey Walker for Zoom information.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this presentation, the audience participant should be able to:

  • Communicate arguments for racial diversity among physicians.
  • Describe the current demographics of physician workforce at large and in OBGYN.
  • Identify barriers to increasing racial diversity among physicians and discuss ways to overcome them.

Target Audience

  • Primary: Specialists in General Obstetrics and/or Gynecology, and Women’s Health
  • Secondary: Other inter-professional and multidisciplinary health care providers


This activity has been designed to promote some of the following desired physician attributes and competencies:

  • ACGME: Patient Care; Interpersonal & Communication Skills; Professionalism; Medical Knowledge; Practice-based Learning & Improvement;Systems-based Practice
  • IOM: Provide Patient-centered Care;Work w/Interdisciplinary Teams;Use Evidence-based Practice; Apply QI; Use Informatics
  • IECC: Inter-professional Teamwork & Team-based Practice;Inter-professional Communication; Values & Ethics for Inter-professional Practice

Speaker Disclosure

Howard, speaker for this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Planner Disclosure

Isaac Lavie, MD; Emily Vinas, Ed.D.; Tracey Walker; George Macones, MD; Radek Bukowski, MD, PhD; Bri Tristan, MD; Alison Brooks, MD; Rita Tsai, MD; Elizabeth Polinard, PhD, RN; Yvette Williams-Brown, MD, MMS; Hannah Chacon, MD, planners for this educational activity, have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Accreditation Statement

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School designates this internet live course for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course has been designated by The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School for 1 credit(s) of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.