Never before have we been in a better position to improve the situation. It is going to take leadership, education, and advocacy. We believe the mechanisms are in place for the Academy to assist in these efforts, especially from an educational standpoint, for existing otolaryngologists and potentially for medical students. Additionally, there may be opportunities for advocating with the RRC, academic departments, and specialty society leadership through the Academy.
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The AAO-HNS’s Diversity Committee clearly is in a position to start the ball rolling with the Academy leadership and we would encourage Dr. Sims to speak with Duane Taylor, chair of the Diversity Committee, about strategies for helping the Academy move forward.
Keep up the good work!
Ronald B. Kuppersmith, MD, MBA
Immediate Past President, AAO-HNS/F
J. Regan Thomas, MD