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Minorities in Clinical Trials - Online CME Course

Available until July 14, 2023 - Online CME Course

In this presentation, Mayo Clinic experts discuss how underrepresentation of minority groups in clinical trials affects the quality of research. They highlight how important it is to have a wide and varied participant pool in research efforts, with a special emphasis on COVID-19 research.

Featured experts:
  • Monica L. Albertie, M.H.A., Project Manager, Office of Health Disparities Research, Mayo Clinic
  • Gerardo Colón-Otero, M.D., Chair, Office of Health Disparities Research, Mayo Clinic in Florida
  • Angela M. Donaldson, M.D., Consultant, Otolaryngology, Mayo Clinic in Florida
  • Noreen A. Stephenson, Program Manager, Office of Health Disparities Research, Mayo Clinic in Florida
See the "Program" tab to view the video. No need to register unless you want to claim credit.
(Registration Fee: $10.00 to claim 0.50 CME credit hour)

Target Audience

Healthcare workers of all specialties who are being impacted by COVID-19, including physicians, research scientists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and anyone with a particular interest in prevention, treatment, patient care, and research of clinical trials.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, learners should be able to:

  • Cite the current statistics for minority enrollment in clinical trials.
  • Discuss the importance of the Revitalization Act of 1993.
  • Define why and how to begin research in health disparities.
  • Define the use of Patient Navigators for enrollment and retention of minorities in clinical trials.

Utilization of this Mayo Clinic online (enduring materials) course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be in this course.

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 0.50 ANCC
  • 0.50 Attendance
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Course Director
Devyani Lal, M.D.

Mayo Faculty
Monica L. Albertie
Gerardo Colon-Otero, M.D.
Angela M. Donaldson, M.D.
Noreen A. Stephenson


Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Statement(s)

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this activity for a maximum of 0.50 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals 
A certificate of attendance will be provided to other healthcare professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.

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Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 0.50 ANCC
  • 0.50 Attendance


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