Racism in Medical Education: Our Turbulent Push Towards Equity
Dr Andrea Reid is Associate Dean for Student and Multicultural Affairs and Director of the Office of Recruitment and Multicultural Affairs at Harvard Medical School (HMS). Dr. Reid is also a hepatologist and the Director of Diversity and Faculty Development for Gastroenterology at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). After graduating from Brown University, Dr. Reid came to HMS, earning her MD in 1988. She completed internal medicine and GI training at MGH, then joined the MGH staff. During her tenure, Dr. Reid co-chaired the Internship Selection Committee, directed the gastroenterology fellowship, was associate director of the Multicultural Affairs Office, and taught at HMS. While at MGH, Dr. Reid earned an MPH from Harvard Chan School of Public Health and was deeply involved in the Boston community. From 2009 to 2020, Dr. Reid served as a gastroenterologist at the Washington, DC VA Medical Center. Dr. Reid has also held several national leadership roles, including chair of the GI Training Examination (GTE) for the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), and chair of the AGA Task Force on Under-Represented Minorities. Her clinical and research interests include racial disparities and medical education, and she is a frequent lecturer on liver disease and medical education.