CMSS Equity Matters Video Series: Monthly Highlight

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In 2021, AAPM&R was honored to be selected to participate in Equity Matters, a joint initiative of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS), to drive measurable improvements in equity by increasing physician workforce diversity and creating clinical and learning environments that are safe, inclusive and equitable.

As part of the Equity Matters™ effort, a FREE CME learning path was created for self-paced education to help individuals move toward meaningful change in issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion. The Academy’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee reviewed and selected videos to highlight in a successive monthly approach that corresponds with the month’s observances and also organized a starter pack.

A free account is required to earn CME for access these videos. To obtain FREE CME, all videos within a module must be completed in order. Create your account here.

For quick access to a specific video, check out the video library. The video library content can be accessed in any order but does not offer CME.

Check out the full CMSS Equity Matters™ Video series here.

Our April Highlights: Understanding Religious Diversity

Check out the following Modules for videos related to this month's highlight and for FREE CME: 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

Our volunteers highlighted these videos:

Module 12, Video 1: Creating an Inclusive Environment for Muslim and Sikh Trainees (30 min)


Module 12, Video 2: Creating an Inclusive Environment for Jewish Orthodox Trainees (27 min)




Our Starter Pack Recommendations:

Check out Module 1 (2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM) and Module 2 (1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM) for videos related to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Key Concepts and Definitions

Our volunteers highlighted these videos:

Module 1, Video 3: the History of Race in Medicine: From Enlightenment to Flexner (33 min)

Module 1, Video 4: The New History of the Intersection of Race in Medicine: Fast Forward to 2021 (26 min)

Module 2, Video 1: Building Safe and Courageous Spaces in GME (32 min)

Module 2, Video 2: The Evolution of Federal Regulations (16 min)

Module 2, Video 3: Steps Leaders Can Take to Improve Diversity, Enhance Inclusion, and Achieve Equity (21 min)


Module 2, Video 4: Intersectionality: A Primer (20 min)



Learn more about AAPM&R’s diversity and inclusion efforts. Contact us at or (847) 737-6000 if you have any questions.