ADIEM Special Announcements
November 22, 2016
We live in a new post-election world. The days following the 2016 election have been filled with a wide range of emotions for many of us as we consider the uncertainty and ponder what is in store for our world. In the aftermath of one of the most divisive presidential campaigns in our lifetime with rhetoric that included disparaging comments toward certain groups of Americans, we must remind ourselves of why we are here.
We are advocates. For our learners, staff and colleagues. For our communities and our families. Above all, we are advocates for our patients. It is during times like these that we seek the very best in ourselves and each other and commit to be tireless advocates for the most vulnerable patients we care for - immigrants, people with disabilities and many others disenfranchised by their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, gender identity, disability and socioeconomic status. We must also remember to care for each other as we embrace the uniqueness that has given us the privilege to practice the art of medicine at the bedside and in the learning environment.
The impact of the national spike of hate crimes should remind us of the fundamental mission of the Academy for Diversity and Inclusion (ADIEM) - "to promote equal access to quality healthcare and the elimination of disparities in treatment and outcomes through education and research." While this is the stated mission of ADIEM, it is all of our missions. We will continue to lead and serve as a national voice and provide resources that transform communities, open minds, and promote equity and inclusion for all.
Signed by the following Academies,
Academy for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Medicine
Academy for Administrators in Academic Emergency Medicine
Academy for Geriatric Emergency Medicine
Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine
Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine
Academy for Emergency Ultrasound
Global Emergency Medicine Academy
June 14, 2016:
Colleagues, I know we all share in shock and horror at the unbelievable events in Orlando a few days ago. I hope none of you have been personally affected through friends or loved ones. Many have said more poetic words than I can express, or will attempt to. Suffice to say it could have been any of us, when hatred and bigotry manifests its ugliest form. As I have shed tears for those lives lost, I am equally as proud of the bravery and heroics so many demonstrated that night. What I didn't get until today was how this is affecting some of our LGBT residents. They have matured in a more tolerant and inclusive environment (thankfully) and for some of them this is very surreal and very disturbing. They are quiet, but hurting. Please reach out to those who have seen much of the progress and less of the pain of LGBT civil rights. They are unfortunately coming face to face with it now.
Our mission, not only for LGBT community, but all communities who are underrepresented, disadvantaged, or marginalized unfortunately has never been more important. When I was asked today about how we can show solidarity with Orlando, my natural answer was join ADIEM. Let's stand together and keep moving forward our cause.Joel Moll MD, ADIEM President-Elect