Hepatology and Pancreatic Science

ISSN: 2573-4563

Open Access

Christoph Shen

Department of Biological Sciences, George Washington University, Washington, USA

  • Mini Review   
    Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Gastroenterology and Hepatology: A Look at Our Current Situation
    Author(s): Christoph Shen*

    Introduction: In light of the growing focus on medicine's representation, we wanted to find out how gastroenterology (GI) and hepatology professionals in the United States perceive the current state of racial and ethnic workforce diversity and health care disparities. Methods: A 33-item electronic cross-sectional survey was developed and distributed to members of five national GI and hepatology societies. The survey's topics were broken down into thematic modules, and respondents were asked to share their thoughts on racial and ethnic diversity in the workforce, health care disparities in GI and hepatology, and possible strategies to increase diversity in the workforce and increase health equity. Results: Of the 1219 people who took the survey, 62.3% were men, 48.7% were non-Hispanic White, and 19.9% were f.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.37421/2573-4563.2022.6.203

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