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EDI & Leadership: Why and How

Friday, November 19, 2021, 3:00 - 4:00 PM CT

The lack of both women and physicians from groups underrepresented in medicine (UIM) in academic leadership has become a growing concern in healthcare. Despite increasing recognition that diversity in physician leadership can lead to reduced health disparities, improved population health and increased innovation and creativity in organizations, progress toward this goal is slow. Why are we not seeing more representation of diversity in leadership positions? How can we create more inclusive environments? What does it mean to think about issues through the lens of equity? Why is it scary to talk about the “isms”? Join us for a stimulating discussion on a complex topic.


Sophie Soklaridis, PhD

Senior Scientist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto
Co-Lead, Master of Health Science Education, Toronto Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration (TAAAC)

Host & Facilitator

Mila Kostic, CHCP, FACEHP

Strategic Advisor, Center for Continuing Medical Education
Stanford University
 School of Medicine

Suggested Reading

Soklaridis S, Zahn C, Kuper A, Gillis D, Taylor VH, Whitehead C. Men's Fear of Mentoring in the #MeToo Era - What's at Stake for Academic Medicine? N Engl J Med. 2018 Dec 6;379(23):2270-2274. doi: 10.1056/NEJMms1805743. Epub 2018 Oct 3. PMID: 30281387.

LeBlanc C, Sonnenberg LK, King S, Busari J. Medical education leadership: from diversity to inclusivity. GMS J Med Educ. 2020;37(2):Doc18. Published 2020 Mar 16. doi:10.3205/zma001311

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