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Using an Annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Dashboard to Accelerate Change in Academic Radiology Departments

Published:August 20, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acra.2022.07.007
      Despite widespread interest in creating a more equitable and inclusive culture, a lack of workforce diversity persists in Radiology, in part due to a lack of universal and longitudinal metrics across institutions. In an attempt to establish benchmarks, a subset of the Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments (SCARD) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee volunteered to design a DEI dashboard as a potential tool for academic radiology programs to use to document and track their progress. This freely-available, modular dashboard includes suggested (plus optional department-defined) DEI activities/parameters and suggested assessment criteria across three domains: faculty, residents & fellows, and medical students; it can be completed, in whole or in part, by departmental leaders annually. The suggested metrics and their associated rubrics were derived from the collective experiences of the five working group members, all of whom are chairs of academic radiology departments. The resulting dashboard was unanimously approved by the remaining 14 DEI committee members and endorsed by the SCARD board of directors.

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