SEA Statement on EDUCATE Act

The Society for Education in Anesthesia (SEA) values scholarship and an inclusive community in medicine. As educators we understand that the foundation of a diverse and inclusive physician care team starts in medical school. A diverse workforce has been shown to “lead to higher-quality work, better decision-making, greater team satisfaction, and more equality.”1, 2, 3 All individuals, if they so desire, should have an equitable opportunity to become a physician educator and be part of a diverse workforce. The Embracing Anti – Discrimination, Unbiased Curriculum, and Advancing Truth in Education (EDUCATE) Act, H.R. 7725, violates the values of SEA. SEA strongly opposes the EDUCATE Act and continues to strive for inclusion and diversity in medicine.

  1. Minkin R. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace. Pew Research Center, March 2023.
  2. Ely RJ and Thomas DA. Getting Serious About Diversity: Enough Already with the Business Case. It’s time for a new way of thinking. HBR Nov-Dec 2020.
  3. Gomez LE, Bernet P. Diversity improves performance and outcomes. J Natl Med Assoc. 2019 Aug;111(4):383-392. doi: 10.1016/j.jnma.2019.01.006. Epub 2019 Feb 11. PMID: 30765101.
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