AAMC Healthcare Equity and Diversity Expert to Speak at Special Grand Rounds

David A. Acosta, MD, FAAFP, chief diversity and inclusion officer at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), will present at a special Medicine and Surgery combined grand rounds on Friday, Sept. 7 at 8:00 AM.


Emerging as an Equity-Minded Academic Health Center Through Inclusion Excellence: The Next Generation of Diversity Work for Academic Medicine

David A. Acosta, MD, FAAFP
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Association of American Medical Colleges
Washington, DC

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Auditoria E&F, Rubin Building, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Co-sponsored by the Department of Medicine and the Department of Surgery, the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Objectives – Participants will be able to:

  1. Define equity-minded leadership and its role in achieving the next generation of diversity and inclusion work in academic medicine
  2. Focus on a deeper understanding on what inclusion is and its benefits
  3. Strategize on how to achieve inclusion excellence in your department and institution

As chief diversity and inclusion officer, David A. Acosta, MD, provides strategic vision and leadership for the AAMC’s diversity and inclusion activities across the medical education community, and leads the association’s Diversity Policy and Programs unit.

A physician of family medicine, Dr. Acosta joined the AAMC after serving as the senior associate dean for equity, diversity, and inclusion at the University of California (UC), Davis School of Medicine, and the associate vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer for UC Davis Health System.  He previously served as the inaugural chief diversity officer at the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine, where he established a rural health fellowship program for Tacoma Family Medicine, a residency program affiliated with the UW Department of Family Medicine.

Dr. Acosta received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Loyola University and earned his medical degree from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Community Hospital of Sonoma County in Santa Rosa, California, and a faculty development fellowship at the UW Department of Family Medicine.

Dr. Acosta has reported no conflicts of interest.

Please join the Department of Medicine and the Department of Surgery in welcoming Dr. David Acosta to Grand Rounds.


If you are unable to attend and wish to view Grand Rounds live on your computer please use this link: http://med.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/education/dept_medicine_grand_rounds_live.html

If you would like to view Grand Rounds at a different time, you can find an archived edition at this link: http://video.dartmouth-hitchcock.org 

If you watch MGR remotely, you can obtain CME credit by following this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9FPWVBM?sm=%2bK9WIqHpXmWXCc7ZFcxm6g%3d%3d


Dartmouth-Hitchcock is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education programs for physicians.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.