Like many organizations across the United States during the tumultuous summer of 2020, the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and ABIM Foundation (ABIMF) made a public commitment to explore our role in perpetuating —intentionally or not— racial disparities in health care through our Board’s policies and programs. We pledged to move from being "passively non-racist" institutions to being “actively anti-racist” influences in health care.
And while our initial commitment in 2020 focused on racial justice, ABIM’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) strategy has broadened to bring as many voices to the table as possible. Our goal is to ensure that our programs and policies are not divorced from the lived experiences of our diplomates, including (but not limited to): age, race, ethnicity, ability, faith, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, geographical location or practice setting.
This page serves as a record of what we have committed to, a living compendium of what we have done thus far to fulfill those commitments, and as a fulfillment of the promise to remain transparent and accountable to our community as we do this ongoing work.
Richard Baron, MD, President & CEO, ABIM