ACOFP Governor and DEI Task Force Member Saroj Misra, DO, FACOFP, reflects on the meaning of Diwali and how this celebration can connect to all physicians.
Amid a resurgence of COVID-19 cases, LTC Derrick Sorweide, DO, FACOFP, implores physicians, residents and students to stay strong in this battle and to ask for help if needed.
ACOFP DEI Task Force member Roberteen McCray, DO, discusses the stigma of breast cancer in the Black community and the resulting challenges in treatment and diagnosis, offering suggestions for how to more clearly and effectively communicate accurate information—regardless of race or beliefs.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, ACOFP member, AOA trustee and school of osteopathic medicine faculty members David E. Garza, DO, MS, MEdL, FACOFP, discusses the importance of increasing representation in medicine to better serve our patient populations—and where we can begin.
Ashton Glover-Gatewood, RN, MPH, CPH, OMS-II, and Natasha N. Bray, DO, MSEd, FACP, FACOI, discuss the barriers to care in the American Indian/Alaska Native community—and how one college of osteopathic medicine is trying to drive change to address this issue.
In the second installment of Casual Conversations, ACOFP DEI Task Force member Roberteen McCray, DO, shares how important it is to take a step back and respond with grace when faced with difficult patient interactions.
Twenty years later, LTC Derrick Sorweide, DO, FACOFP, recounts where he was on 9/11/2001 and what that fateful day in American history meant for him and his fellow soldiers.
ACOFP Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force member Sabrina Rocke, DO, discusses race-based medicine, the role it plays in medical schools and how changing this approach would help eliminate bias, stigma and structural racism when treating patients.
ACOFP DEI Task Force member Roberteen McCray, DO, shares a patient interaction rooted in historical misinformation and encourages individuals to use technology and social media as a tool for spreading accurate facts.
ACOFP Past President Jeffrey S. Grove, DO, FACOFP dist., shares his story in an interview with ACOFP DEI Task Force Member Ian Coker, DO.
ACOFP Governor and DEI Task Force member Saroj Misra, DO, FACOFP, defines the Platinum Rule and describes how it can be implemented in physicians’ personal and professional lives.
As part of Pride Month, Joan Grzybowski, DO, FACOFP, reflects on the history of the AIDS crisis and how it has impacted healthcare in the decades following.
ACOFP Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force member Sherrita A. Polk, DO, provides an overview of the national holiday, Juneteenth, and how she and her family celebrates.
Kurt Schroer, DO, shares how his personal experience in the LGBTQ+ community has helped him be a better healthcare provider and break down barriers.
ACOFP Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force member Carol A. Penn, DO, MA, ABOM, FACOFP, defines what it means to be an anti-racist, ally, activist and accomplice and encourages healthcare professionals to move themselves along the path to anti-racism.
ACOFP Governor LTC Derrick Sorweide, DO, FACOFP, shares his personal experience serving in the military and reflects on the true meaning of Memorial Day.