Video: Reducing the Black and Latino Physician Shortage

Reducing the Black and Latino Physician Shortage


Dr. Maia McCuiston Jackson

Physician Director of Multicultural Services

Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group

Blacks are now 14 percent of the U.S. population and 4 percent of physicians’ Latinos are 16 percent of the population and 5 percent of physicians. What can hospitals do to create a pipeline of physicians from these groups and to effectively recruit and retain them Hear how one leading healthcare organization is proactively addressing the gap.

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Dr. Maia McCuiston Jackson

Dr. Maia McCuiston Jackson attended Spelman College in Atlanta, GA, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. She received her medical doctorate from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI and completed a residency in Pediatrics at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Dr. Jackson has been a pediatrician with the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group for 4 years where she currently serves as the Physician Director of Multicultural Services. She also practiced with The Southeast Permanente Medical Group (Kaiser Permanente – Georgia) for 2 years.

As Physician Director of Multicultural Services, Dr. Jackson actively works to strategically engage with and ensure that Mid-Atlantic medical group physicians are prepared to provide care to the diverse patient population in a culturally proficient and sensitive manner, while optimizing the best health outcomes.

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