The Minority Student Open is a virtual conference for medical, nursing, pharmacy, PA and other health-related minority students and trainees. This event features a plenary speaker, an interdisciplinary panel discussion and breakout sessions that will inform minority students and trainees to consider a health professions career in HIV care, policy or research. A faculty of preeminent leaders in HIV will pass along lessons learned and develop opportunities for mentorship and professional insight.
Breakout sessions offered include sessions on the hierarchy in healthcare, navigating systemic racism, the basics of business in HIV healthcare and research.
Underrepresentation of people of color and members of minority communities in HIV prevention, treatment and research is a major problem confronting the US healthcare workforce. Our health system already confronts workforce shortages as many providers who cared for people at the dawn of the HIV pandemic have retired, or otherwise left practice, or are on the cusp of doing so. To strengthen human resources for health, representation of people of color and members of minority groups working as HIV specialist clinicians, practitioners and researchers is critically important. To encourage the next generation of healthcare professionals to center HIV prevention, care and research in their future practices, AAHIVM's Academy Council for Racial Equity will host its inaugural Minority Student Open on:
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