The psychiatric workforce in its current form falls drastically short in providing equitable and quality care to diverse populations, leading to the perpetuation of mental health disparities. This is in part due to lack of diversity and inadequate education and training on issues of culture, bias, and health disparities across all stages of psychiatry training. A comprehensive curriculum on cultural humility and bias training should be incorporated into standard medical school and residency education. Furthermore, purposeful efforts are needed to recruit, mentor, and retain underrepresented students, residents, and faculty within the field of psychiatry to improve the quality of mental health care and advance health equity.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health