J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2021 01;90(1):129-136
From the Division of Trauma (L.T.), Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Acute Care Surgery(A.M.D.), University of California San Francisco Fresno, Fresno, California; Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care (S.B.), Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey; Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Burns, and Emergency General Surgery, Department of Surgery (E.S.T.), MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio; R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center (B.B.), University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland; Trauma, Critical Care, Burn and Emergency Surgery (B.J.), University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona; Section for Trauma and Acute Care Surgery (B.H.W., T.L.Z.), The University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, Illinois; Department of Surgery (D.S.), University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California; CEO Wake Forest Baptist Health, Dean Wake Forest School of Medicine (J.E.F.), Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Emergency of Surgery (N.G.), NYU Langone, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York; Department of Surgery (C.K.), Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio; Department of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care and Injury Prevention (E.K.), Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, New Jersey; Division of Acute and Critical Care Surgery (M.H.), Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri; Division of Trauma (R.G.), University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama; Division of Trauma Surgery and Critical Care (R.R.), DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida; Division of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, Department of Surgery (DA.J.), NYU Winthrop Hospital & NYU Long Island School of Medicine, Mineola, New York; Acute Care Surgery (A.B.), University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, Kentucky.
Background: Inequity exists in surgical training and the workplace. The Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) Equity, Quality, and Inclusion in Trauma Surgery Ad Hoc Task Force (EAST4ALL) sought to raise awareness and provide resources to combat these inequities.
Methods: A study was conducted of EAST members to ascertain areas of inequity and lack of inclusion. Read More