Pathways to Physician Diversity: A National Summit 2020

Jacksonville, FL US
February 28, 2020 to February 29, 2020

Course Directors: Michele Y. Halyard, M.D., Barbara L. Jordan, M.A., Gerardo Colon-Otero, M.D., Sandy Robinson, Ph.D.

February 28 - 29, 2020 - Mayo Clinic - Jacksonville, Florida

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.  


Program funding made possible by the Kern Family Foundation for Caring and Character in Medicine and the Mayo Clinic Presidential Strategic Initiative Fund


Registration Fees 


On or before
January 24, 2020

January 24, 2020
Physicians and Scientists


Resident, Fellow, NP, PA, Allied Health Professional,
Retiree, Counselors, Deans, Educators
 $225 $275
Students (High School - Graduate School) $75


EXTENDED DEADLINE - As part of the Pathways to Physician Diversity: A National Summit 2020 course, we will host a networking and poster session for presentation of original research dedicated to diversity in the medical education pipeline. The extended deadline for abstracts is February 3, 2020. At least one of the authors must attend the conference. For further information, please review the submission form or email questions to FLA CME Abstracts.

Target Audience

This course is designed for physicians, administrators (including nursing), academics (e.g., academic medical school deans, counselors, and teachers from community colleges and high schools) and community organizations working on diversity pipelines.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Review evidence that defines the diversity pathway for physicians and physician scientists  
  • Identify and share best practices for expanding the medical education pathway while also exploring novel strategies that aim to prepare students to pursue these careers
  • Develop proceedings from the conference presentations and discussion inclusive of identified goals, targets and an ongoing mechanism for monitoring and reporting outcomes
  • Develop plans to collaborate with furthering diversity in the medical education pathway

Attendance at this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 10.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 10.50 AOA Category 2-A
  • 10.50 Attendance
Event starts: 
02/28/2020 - 7:15am
Event ends: 
02/29/2020 - 1:00pm
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Mayo Clinic Kinne Auditorium – Cannaday Building
4500 San Pablo Road
Jacksonville, FL 32224
United States

Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) is located 45 minutes from Mayo Clinic. Taxis and rental cars are readily available at the airport. Transportation is highly recommended, as the campus is not within walking distance to dining locations. Attendees are responsible for their own reservations.

Located on the Mayo Clinic campus:

Mayo Clinic Courtyard by Marriott
14390 Mayo Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32224

For those seeking off-campus accommodations, some recommendations include but are not limited to:

Ponte Vedra Inn & Club
200 Ponte Vedra Blvd.
Ponte Vedra, FL 32082
Located 6 miles from the Mayo Clinic campus

One Ocean Resort & Spa
1 Ocean Blvd
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
Located 8 miles from the Mayo Clinic campus

Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
1000 PGA Tour Blvd
Ponte Vedra Beach FL, 32082
Located 10 miles from the Mayo Clinic campus

Inquire with hotels about a possible Mayo Clinic business rate. Visit for additional accommodations as well as recreation and leisure activities.


Parking is available in multiple lots near the Cannaday Building at no charge, as well as in the Mayo patient/visitor ramp adjacent to the Davis Building on Mayo Boulevard at $5 per day on Friday and no charge on Saturday or Sunday. The cost for parking is not included in the registration fee.

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 live activity for a maximum of 10.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Osteopathic Association designates this program for a maximum of 10.50 AOA Category 2-A 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 to review disclosures.

Available Credit

  • 10.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 10.50 AOA Category 2-A
  • 10.50 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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