Closing the Gap

GMS Event

Equity Matters in the Healthcare Workforce

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Gateway Medical Society presents "Equity Matters in Healthcare" at Provider Healthcare Symposium. 

This event allows you to join in-person or via Zoom and Facebook Live..

The goal of this program is to:
  • To discuss history of medical school “pipeline” programs in the United States— How the pipeline got started, what are current barriers, and solutions
  • To equip providers at various levels/stages of training with skills to navigate bias, micro aggression, and systemic racism in the workplace
  • To discuss the current “salary gaps” in healthcare and to equip providers with tools to optimize financial wellness
  • To create a forum for dialogue about meeting the challenges of healthcare equity within the physician workforce in Pittsburgh
Program Moderator:
Rachel Toney, MD
Vice-President, Gateway Medical Society
Allegheny Center for Digestive Diseases
Allegheny Health Network

MaCalus Hogan, MD, MBA
David Silver Professor & Chair
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Rebekah Hughey, MD
Family Physician
Leadership & Performance Coach
Medical Director
Highmark Wholecare

Anita Edwards, MD, MBA, FACP
Treasurer, Gateway Medical Society
Medical Director

America, We STILL Have a Problem: The Health Professions Pipeline Has Sprung A Leak
Christopher T. Conti, MD
President, Gateway Medical Society
Department of Emergency Medicine
West Virginia University Health System

Building Your Wellness & Self-Care Toolkit for Navigating Bias, Discrimination & Systemic Racism Within the Professional Healthcare Workspace
Daniel Salahuddin, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Family Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Rebekah Hughey, MD
Family Physician
Leadership & Performance Coach
Medical Director, Highmark Wholecare

Wealth Matters: Real-Talk About the Wealth Gap Among Health Professionals of Color
Myah Moore Irick, ChFC
Private Wealth Manager, The Irick Group

Shiv Sethi
Private Wealth Manager, The Irick Group

  • In person CME/CEU’s available 
  • Breakfast & Lunch will be provided 
  • Registration / Breakfast:  8:00 AM
  • Program:  8:45 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Please contact Tamara Reese with any questions
    • Email:
    • Phone:  412-281-4086

This activity is approved for the following credit: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, and ANCC. Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Date: 3/16/2024
Place: Community College of Allegheny County
Foerster Student Services Center 2nd Floor Auditorium
808 Ridge Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212


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