ProDiGIE: A New Tool to Measure Student Perceptions of Equity and Inclusion in Medical School (IDEAS) - March 11

Recorded On: 03/11/2024


Though creating and sustaining an inclusive and equitable learning environment is a national priority, readily available tools for assessing medical students’ perceptions and experiences are limited. The new Promoting Diversity, Group Inclusion, and Equity (ProDiGIE) instrument is a tool that can measure medical students’ perceptions of equity and inclusion in the learning environment using data collected annually by the AAMC. Panelists will discuss how they developed and validated ProDiGIE, and how, in the future, medical schools could use it to obtain a global assessment of the climate of equity and inclusion at their institution and identify areas for improvement to address disparities for their learners.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this webinar, attendees should be able to:

  • Appreciate the value of assessing the climate of equity and inclusion in medical schools.
  • Gain insight into available data on student perceptions of the medical school learning environment. 
  • Understand how the ProDiGIE tool was developed.

The AAMC IDEAS (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Anti-racism) Learning Series provides actionable information about DEI strategies that you can put into practice to become a more effective and successful leader, educator, and member of the academic medicine community.

Dowin Boatright, MD, MBA, MHS

Vice Chair for Research
Associate Professor
Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine 
New York University Grossman School of Medicine

Dr. Boatright is a graduate of Morehouse College, receiving his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, and a Master in Business Administration from Rice University. Dr. Boatright is the Vice Chair of Research for the department of Emergency Medicine at the New York University Grossman School of Medicine. His research interests include diversity in the health care workforce and bias and discrimination in medical education. Dr. Boatright’s work has been funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities and by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.

Mytien Nguyen, MS

MD/PhD Candidate, Immunobiology
Yale School of Medicine

Ms. Nguyen is an MD/PhD student at the Yale School of Medicine. She earned her undergraduate and graduate degree from Cornell University. Her work centers on eliminating barriers that prevent first-generation and low-income college graduates from pursuing a career in medicine. An advocate for health equity, Ms. Nguyen is a co-founder of the National First Gen & Low-Income Medicine Association.

Marney White, PhD, MS

Director of Online Education, Social and Behavioral Sciences
Professor, Social and Behavioral Sciences
Professor, Psychiatry 
Yale School of Public Health

Dr. White is a clinical psychologist and professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Yale School of Public Health and in the Department of Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine. At Yale, she teaches graduate courses in psychometrics and questionnaire design, biostatistics, research methods, and other topics.

Taniecea Mallery, PhD (Moderator)

Senior Director, Research, Leadership and Institutional Transformation
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Dr. Mallery is Senior Director of Research, Leadership, and Institutional Transformation (ReLIT) within the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) cluster of the AAMC. In this role, she leads efforts to advance research and support leaders in building equitable and inclusive learning and workplace environments within academic medicine. Before joining AAMC, Dr. Mallery served for nearly seven years as Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives & Chief Diversity Officer at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette located in Lafayette, LA. She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in applied and computational mathematics from Princeton University, and a B.S. in mathematics from Loyola University New Orleans.

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