This has been a year unlike any other. A global pandemic has forced us to reassess who we are as individuals, health care providers and citizens. The racial injustice and inequities that led to the events of last year have brought diversity, equity, and inclusivity (DEI) to the forefront. DEI is not new to SAGES and was the core philosophy that led to the creation of We R SAGES (WRS) in 2018. WRS has since evolved into the Diversity, Leadership and Professional Development (DLPD) Task Force, highlighting the central role of DEI efforts within SAGES.
Our mission is to innovate, educate, and collaborate to improve patient care. Our vision is to reimagine surgical care for a healthier world. In order for us to do this, we need to first look inward and better define, “Who are we?” and “What is SAGES?”. We don’t yet have diversity and demographic data of our >6000 members from across the globe. The purpose of this survey is to facilitate better understanding of who we are and help us promote DEI activities in SAGES. All survey responses will be de-identified and will only be used for internal audit, research and program development purposes.
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