Diversity education and awareness have long been recognized by many organizations outside and inside the house of medicine as being important for achieving resilient organizations. With regard to medical education, the Association of American Medical Colleges famously announced an ambitious goal of seeing 3,000 people of color in medical schools by the year 2000 (the 3,000 by 2000 initiative) in order to intentionally meet the needs of the greater public, as physicians of color are more likely to care for patients of color (asamonitor.pub/3Q59aM8; The Right Thing to Do, The Smart Thing to Do: Enhancing Diversity in the Health Professions: Summary of the Symposium on Diversity in Health Professions. 2001; N Engl J Med 1994;331:472-6). While founded on noble principles, this program did not achieve its stated goal, though it did raise the issue of diversity in medicine.

Recently, diversity has been distorted into something that...

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