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Med’s Monica Yepes-Rios discusses local hospital system effort to diversify medical field

Cleveland area hospital systems collaborating to promise workforce diversity and inclusion for the long term

WEWSMonica Yepes-Rios, associate professor and assistant dean for diversity, equity and inclusion at the School of Medicine, discussed an effort by local hospital systems that is underway to diversify the medical field and increase the workforce across Northeast Ohio. “We have such an opportunity to uplift the community to bring them not only to our training, but then offer them the jobs, the positions that will continue the workforce and serve back the community,” she said.