Massachusetts Medical Society: Black Women In Medicine Conference

Black Women In Medicine Conference

Virtual Conference – November 3, 2021
Plenary Session – 8:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

For more information please email the MMS Department of Health Policy and Public Health at

Conference Description:

Increasing workplace diversity has been positively linked to improved productivity and patient outcomes. Black women make up 2 percent of physicians and 2 percent of academic medical faculty. Even fewer are in senior leadership positions in health care. Retention and promotion of Black women in medicine and health care are lacking due to a variety of reasons such as lack of support and community, micro- and macroaggressions, and lack of consideration or opportunity for promotion or advancement. The Black Women in Medicine virtual conference will convene leaders in medicine, public health, and policy to celebrate Black women in medicine, discuss strategies for building stronger bonds between Black women and other women in medicine and health, and foster meaningful connections that empower individuals and their communities to realize their professional goals in spite of systemic frameworks that have traditionally served as barriers to achievement. Join your colleagues to explore how politics, advocacy, and leadership play a role in supporting and empowering physicians, trainees, and medical students of color who contend with embedded structural racism in the workplace and beyond.

Learning Objectives:
  • Engage, support, and network with colleagues, a diverse group of supporters, allies, and social justice disrupters
  • Discuss strategies for building stronger bonds between Black Women and other women in medicine and health
  • Create a safe space for Black Women Physicians and Physicians in Training to openly and honestly discuss the unique challenges that they face because of their intersectional identities in career advancement and attaining leadership positions
  • Apply evidence-based and practical advice, tools, and skills to help overcome some of these challenges; and
  • Build a foundation for opportunities for short- and long-term mentorship, sponsorship, and allyship


Accreditation Statement:

The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:

The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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