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The Underrepresented in Medicine Journey to Academic Medicine Podcast

Episode 21: The Goals of STFM’s URM Initiative with Judy Washington, MD, FAAFP and Edgar Figueroa, MD, MPH, FAAFP

On this episode of the URM JAM podcast, Judy Washington, MD, FAAFP and Edgar Figueroa, MD, MPH, FAAFP, share the history and goals of STFM’s Underrepresented in Medicine (URM) Initiative and its Oversight Committee & Work Groups. Since the fall of 2019, the members of the URM Initiative have been able to create and offer scholarships, webinars, mentorship programs, a leadership course, and a podcast series. Drs Washington and Figueroa share ways they have seen their stories represented in the URM JAM podcast and share their best professional advice for students, residents, and early career faculty.

Hosted by Tochi Iroku-Malize, MD, MPH, MBA and Omari Hodge, MD, FAAFP



Resources from the URM Initiative:

Underrepresented in Medicine (URM) Initiative

Antiracism Initiative 

URM Scholarship Webinars

URM Leadership Pathways in Academic Medicine

Leadership through Scholarship Fellowship

URM Initiative Publications and Presentations

Mentoring Underrepresented Faculty for Academic Excellence (MUFAE)


Other URM JAM Episodes Mentioned in this Recording:

Episode 3: Building Your Academic Portfolio and CV with Renee Crichlow, MD

Episode 4: Your Leadership Voice is Important with Jeanette E. South-Paul, MD

Episode 6: Counteracting the Minority Tax for URM Faculty

Episode 10: Navigating STFM Resources for Academic Medicine with Emily Walters

Episode 14: Shaping Family Medicine through Scholarly Writing with José Rodriguez, MD



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