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Abstract Details

Integration of Health Equity Rounds (HER) into a Neurology Residency Curriculum
Health Care Disparities
P1 - Poster Session 1 (8:00 AM-9:00 AM)
Residents in our neurology residency advocated for increased inclusion of health disparities education into the curriculum leading to the introduction of a case-based discussion series, Health Equity Rounds (HER). For the 2022-2023 academic year, quarterly HER was held with integration of content from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Anti-Racism Education program.
To determine the feasibility of implementing Health Equity Rounds (HER) into a Neurology residency curriculum
Potential HER cases were identified by residents during their inpatient and clinic rotations and submitted to the Health Equity team consisting of two residents and a faculty member. The team selected the case, integrated relevant content from the AAN Anti-Racism Education Program, and created the presentation. During HER, the case was presented by the Health Equity team, followed by facilitated small group discussion of 4-6 trainees (medical students and residents), and a large group debriefAn anonymous evaluation survey graded on a 5-point Likert Scale from “strongly disagree” to “strongly agree” was administered to residents in June 2023. 
From July 2022 - June 2023, four 1-hour HER were delivered as part of the residency curriculum. Preliminary data from eight residents (22%) was analyzed. Among respondents, 75% reported attending at least two or more HER. Overall, residents felt that HER was a safe space for dialogue (100%), increased their confidence discussing anti-racism and social determinants of health (87.5%), and would lead residents to incorporate what they learned into their future practice (100%). HER are ongoing and further survey data will be presented.
The implementation of HER provides a unique way to enrich a Neurology residency curriculum through an innovative, safe forum that engages trainees from medical students to residents in discussions on anti-racism and health disparities.
Nikunj K. Patel, MD
Dr. Patel has nothing to disclose.
Destiny L. Marquez, MD (mount sinai) Dr. Marquez has nothing to disclose.
Robin Ulep, MD (Mount Sinai Health System) Dr. Ulep has nothing to disclose.
Michelle Fabian, MD, FAAN (Mount Sinai Hospital) Dr. Fabian has nothing to disclose.