MPS Endorses AMA Statement on Supreme Court Decision

As recommended by the MPS Community Psychiatry & Diversity Coalition, the Maryland Psychiatric Society (MPS) Council voted to endorse the statement by AMA President Jesse Ehrenfeld, M.D., M.P.H. that the SCOTUS affirmative action ruling “undermines the health of our nation.”  The ruling restricts consideration of race and ethnicity in college admissions decisions, which will make it more difficult to expand access to diverse health care providers and will negatively impact efforts to address health disparities. This endorsement is aligned with MPS legislative activity and its mission statement.