Creating an Inclusive Academic Environment: Exploring Appreciative Inquiry in Advising (IDEAS) - June 27

Recorded On: 06/27/2023


This live workshop features three experts who will share their knowledge of inclusive advising principles and techniques. Attendees will gain practical expertise in this timely topic, which will help support attendees own career development and ensure that they can most effectively guide their medical students. Topics covered in this 60-minute webinar include the six phases of appreciative advising (Disarm, Discover, Dream, Design, Deliver, and Don’t Settle) and using appreciative advising techniques to create a space for advisees to explore all their career options and find a specialty and residency program that meets their careers goals. After attending this workshop, attendees will be able to understand the principles of inclusive advising and incorporate inclusive advising techniques into their advising meetings with students.

Advising inclusively helps ensure all medical students seek and access career advising; limits bias—whether related to implicit biases about personal characteristics or specialty stereotypes—in advising conversations; signals to students they are welcome and supported in the medical profession; and creates space for students to fully explore, identify, and pursue the specialty and career options that ultimately lead to career satisfaction and support well-being.

The AAMC IDEAS (Inclusion Diversity, Equity, Antiracism) Webinar 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.

Nicole Deiorio, MD
Student Affairs and Undergraduate Medical Education Associate Dean; Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Nicole M Deiorio, MD is a Professor of Emergency Medicine and Associate Dean for Student Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. Prior to that, she spent 20 years at Oregon Health and Science University, where she served as Clerkship Director, Associate Program director, and Assistant Dean for Student Affairs. Her interests include the residency selection process and coaching in medical education.

Ann-Gel Palermo, DrPH, MPH
Senior Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Ann-Gel S. Palermo is the Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer in Education and Research for the Office for Diversity & Inclusion (ODI) of the Mount Sinai Health System and the Senior Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. 

Soraya Smith, EdD
Assistant Dean for Students, University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Soraya Smith, EdD, is the Assistant Dean for Students, University of Central Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Smith is also the career advising expert representative on the Careers in Medicine Advisory Committee.

Erin Horan, PhD
Senior Learning and Development Specialist, Careers in Medicine

Erin Horan, PhD, is the Senior Learning and Development Specialist for Careers in Medicine at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

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