Benefits of the Presence and Consequences of the Absence of DEI with the DEI Shifters

The DEI Shift, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, is a podcast whose mission is to focus on those issues in medicine, spark discussion and provide practice-changing data, stories and useful information to help healthcare practitioners to improve their practices and environments, gain empathy, cultural competency, and humility, and to learn more about emerging D.E.I. concepts. They discuss issues related to gender, race, sexuality, religion, ability, socioeconomics, and so much more. There are many professionals responsible for producing their informative and engaging content and on today’s show, we were honored to have Dr. Maggie Kozman, a Med-Peds hospitalist and Senior Producer and Cohost, Dr. Brittäne Parker, an academic hospitalist, Producer and Cohost; Deepti Yechuri, a recent graduate of UCSD undergrad and currently applying to medical school and Assistant Producer and Sarahy Martinez, a UCSD undergrad and Production Assistant.

We discuss why it is necessary to create their show and some interest and disturbing statistics behind the lack of diversity in medicine. We also discuss some of the consequences to our patients of that lack of diversity.

Each member of the DEI shift then goes through a personal experience with the healthcare system that demonstrates an untoward effect of lack of diversity and the highlights a positive experience because of the presence of it. 

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