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Grand Rounds: Health Equity for All


By Allison Becker, MD , Fellow, Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH

Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Summarize current trends in graduate medical education related to health equity curriculums. 2. Describe the health equity curriculum for the pediatric emergency medicine fellowship and pediatric residency programs at Akron Children’s Hospital. 3. Evaluate ways to improve the education of trainees at Akron Children’s Hospital .

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists, and nurses.

Identified Gap:

Improvements in fellowship and residency education at Akron Children’s Hospital.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour(s)

Expiration Date for CE/CME Credit:


Method of Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CE/CME credit.


The speaker, Allison Becker, MD, has returned the disclosure form indicating there are no relevant financial or other relationships with any commercial interests.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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