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Pathways to Physician Diversity: A National Summit

Phoenix, AZ US
February 9, 2018 to February 10, 2018

Course Directors: Michele Y. Halyard, M.D. (Mayo Clinic), Barbara L. Jordan, M.A. (Mayo Clinic)

Collaborative Planning Committee Members: Alden Landry, M.D. (Harvard Medical School), Norma Poll, Ph.D. (Association of American Medical Colleges), Alan Rawls, Ph.D. (Arizona State University), Kameron Matthews, M.D. (Tour for Diversity in Medicine); and Andrew Sanderson, M.D. (Department of Health and Human Services). 

This summit is designed to encourage a national conversation on current challenges and future solutions by involving a national group of stakeholders in exploring the current state of the access pathway for underrepresented students in medical education. Participants will engage in deconstructing the MD/MD-PhD pathway to identify ways to increase diversity in medicine.  

Plans for the Summit are as follows:

  1. Provide a forum for review and exploration of evidence that defines the diversity pathway for physicians and physician scientists.  
  2. Identify and share best practices for engorging the medical education pathway while also exploring novel strategies that aim to prepare students to pursue these careers. 
  3. Engage a multitude of stakeholders in a national conversation on the identified challenges and potential solutions necessary to enhance access to pathways that will increase diversity in medicine.
  4. Develop proceedings from the conference presentations and discussion inclusive of identified goals, targets and an ongoing mechanism for monitoring and reporting outcomes.
  5. Develop plans for a national consortium to collaborate with furthering diversity in the medical education pathway.


Participants are invited to submit Poster Presentations regarding how they or their organization have fostered Diversity in the medical education pathway. Poster submissions are due no later than January 26, 2018. For directions on submissions, please email us at

 Poster Submission Requirements

Course format will offer didactic lectures, panel discussions and Q&A. Active audience participation is strongly encouraged. 

Course Brochure (PDF) 

Registration Fees


(with CME credit)

Physicians and Scientists $440.00$350.00
Allied Health, Residents, Fellows, Nurses, NPs, PAs, Retired Physicians $275.00$225.00
Counselors, Deans, Educators $225.00
Students (High School - Graduate School) $140.00

Exhibit Opportunity

This course offers the unique opportunity for commercial companies to interact with health care providers and highlight their products and services. If you are interested in exhibiting at this course, please submit Exhibitor Documents to Kristy Badder.


Target Audience

This course is designed for Physicians and Administrators, including Nursing. The conference is designed to attract a wide range of professionals, including Physicians and Administrators, including Nursing; Academic (e.g. Academic Medical School Deans, Counselors, Teachers from the Community College and High School level) and community organizations working on diversity pipelines.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 13.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 12.75 AOA
  • 13.00 Attendance
Event starts: 
02/09/2018 - 7:45am
Event ends: 
02/10/2018 - 2:30pm

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Mayo Clinic Education Center
5777 East Mayo Boulevard
Phoenix, AZ 85054
United States

Lodging Accommodations 

Residence Inn Phoenix Desert View at Mayo Clinic
5665 East Mayo Boulevard
Phoenix, Arizona 85054
Telephone: 480-563-1500
Reservations: 866-754-5927
Online Reservations: Book your group rate for Diversity Summit

Conveniently located on the Mayo Clinic Hospital Campus, the Residence Inn Phoenix Desert View at Mayo Clinic offers spacious suites, complimentary hot buffet breakfast, high-speed internet access, fitness facilities, swimming pool, business center, and free parking. Check-in time starts at 3 p.m.; check-out time is noon.

Hotel rooms are limited. You are urged to make reservations early.

A limited block of Studio King guestrooms have been reserved for attendees with a special course rate of $259 single or double occupancy, per room, per night (plus applicable state and local taxes). Group rates will be honored three days prior and three days following the course dates, based upon space availability.

To receive the special rate, you must make reservations before the room block is filled or by the cut-off date of January 8, 2018. Reservations will be taken following this date, based upon room block availability, at the contracted meeting rate. The standard hotel reservation cancellation policy will apply to individual reservations, unless otherwise specified.

To reserve a room, call (866) 754-5927 or (480) 563-1500 and identify yourself as a participant of the Mayo Clinic Diversity Summit room block to receive the special group rate. Or you may book online by clicking: Book your group rate for Diversity Summit   Note: Loding and travel arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.



Hertz is offering a reduced daily rate for course registrants. Visit Hertz online (CV# 03NR0013). Special rates include unlimited mileage and are subject to availability. Advance reservations are recommended; blackout dates may apply.

SuperShuttle vans offer airport transportation to and from area hotels and businesses. To make reservations, call (800) 258-3826 or (602) 244-9000.

Travel arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.


Go to the Visit Phoenix website or Experience Scottsdale website for leisure activities.

Faculty List (PDF)


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 Educaiton (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 13.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The “Pathways to Physician Diversity: A National Summit” will receive 12.75 AOA Category 2-A CME credits.

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

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s), please go here

Available Credit

  • 13.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 12.75 AOA
  • 13.00 Attendance
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Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Request for cancellations must be submitted in writing to When cancelling a registration for a course 14 days or more before the course start date, a full refund (minus a $75 administrative fee) will be issued in the same form of payment the registration was received. No refunds are granted less than 14 days before the course start date.

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