Healthcare CPD professionals play a significant role in how healthcare providers care for patients. How does progress in diversity, equity and inclusion factor into continuing education in the health professions? In this episode of the Alliance Podcast, Dr. Russell J. Ledet, MD, PhD, MBA, expands on his Alliance 2023 Annual Conference keynote presentation: “Are We Committed to DEI Progress or Are We Committed to DEI Notoriety?” In conversation with former Alliance Board of Directors member Ann Lichti, FACEhp, Dr. Ledet discusses how healthcare CPD can be a conduit to overcoming racism as a serious public health threat, leveraging existing regulations to educate and foster patient care improvement among learners, and how he envisions CME evolving over the next decade to ensure it addresses new and current challenges in patient care. Plus, Dr. Ledet shares the philanthropic work he is doing along with his triple board residency to break through cultural and racial barriers in healthcare.
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Dr. Russell J. Ledet, MD, PhD, MBA is a native of Lake Charles, Louisiana and a US Navy Veteran. While at Tulane School of Medicine, Dr. Ledet co-founded The 15 White Coats, an organization that helps to propel underrepresented minority students to the next levels of education by providing inspiration and economic support. Dr. Ledet has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, People Magazine, NPR, Washington Post, The Steve Harvey Show, and Good Morning America. Following his Triple Board Residency program at Indiana University, he plans to focus on mental health accessibility for marginalized communities. He is a husband of 14 years to Mallory Alise, and the father of two little girls, Maleah Ann and