The DEI Shift

The Minority Tax & Gratitude Tax Feat. #PTBGIM 2022 and ACP Arizona Chapter

February 24, 2022 The DEI Shift
The DEI Shift
The Minority Tax & Gratitude Tax Feat. #PTBGIM 2022 and ACP Arizona Chapter
Show Notes

Dr. Ricardo Correa, an endocrinology physician in ACP Arizona chapter, Chair-Elect Designee of the ACP Council of Early Career Physicians, and Associate Editor of SGIM Forum, and Dr. Priya Radhakrishnan, Chief Academic Officer/Vice President of Health Equity at HonorHealth, governor of ACP Arizona , and Governor-Elect Designee of the ACP Board of Governors, reflect on the topic of a previous episode of The DEI Shift: the minority tax (Season 2, Episode 1) and its relevance for generalist physicians and trainees. 

Key messages: 

  • The gratitude tax is a feeling of obligation that underrepresented minorities in medicine (URMM) faculty have to an academic institution and to future generations of URMMs for being given the opportunity to be a physician. 
  • Academic leaders can provide appropriate incentives for academic faculty to participate in internal (e.g., committee) service to mitigate the minority tax and gratitude tax.
  • Scholarly work can take a variety of forms and can be recognized to give voice to URMMs. 
  • Affinity groups can offer an opportunity to promote advocacy, advancement, and education towards diversifying the internal medicine pipeline.

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Follow us on Twitter and share why you are #ProudToBeGIM. Tag @theDEIShift @ArizonaACP! Tell us why you’re #ProudToBeGIM and share your perspectives or tips on how to mitigate the minority tax and gratitude tax.

#ProudtobeGIM is a campaign from the Society of General Internal Medicine and the American College of Physicians aimed at encouraging medical students and residents to pursue General Internal Medicine. This special podcast series for #ProudToBeGIM Week, February 21-24, 2022, is sponsored by a #ProudToBeGIM honorarium and the American College of Physicians Southern California Region III Chapter. Read more about the campaign here:

The DEI Shift podcast is proud to partner with SGIM in promoting #ProudToBeGIM week. This opportunity allows multiple ACP Chapters to showcase the expertise of their leaders and to provide a fresh look into some popular episodes. We are especially delighted to have members of our production team, many of whom are pre-medical students, contribute their voices to the conversation as well.

Host: Dr. Ricardo Correa (he/him/his)
Guest: Dr. Priya Radhakrishnan (she/her/hers)
Producers: Dr. Sarah Takimoto, Dr. Tiffany Leung
Executive Producer: Dr. Tammy Lin
Co-Executive Producers: Dr. Pooja Jaeel, Dr. Tiffany Leung
Senior Producer: Dr. DJ Gaines, Dr. Maggie Kozman
Editor: Dr. Tiffany Leung
Production Assistants: Ann Truong, Likitha Arudhyala
Website/Art design: Ann Truong
Music: Chris Dingman (

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