After our monthly meeting, SOMA would like to host a roundtable discussion with SNMA and APAMSA clubs. This event will include questions created by our Diversity Chair, Rucha, in order to promote discussion about the problems in medicine regarding diversity. This topic is very important to us as an advocacy group, and we take pride in knowing that we can make a difference in the lives of future patients who may face adversity. Without going into hospitals extensively yet, we have not been able to experience the diversity we will experience when we are practicing. SOMA Is hoping that this roundtable discussion will welcome conversations and open discussion about diversity and how we as future physicians can better promote this in our fields. We aim to do this in a nonjudgemental safe space.
The SOMA monthly meeting will conclude at 7:00 or earlier, and then this roundtable discussion will take place. Participants will be encouraged to follow COVID safety protocols, and all unvaccinated individuals will be required to wear a mask. Attendance will be taken at this event with a Google Form submitted prior by each participant.