Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Clinician Educator


Patricia Poitevien MD, MSc, FAAP is the Residency Program Director for the Department of Pediatrics and an Assistant Professor in the Division of Pediatric Hospitalist Medicine at Hasbro Children’s Hospital.  She also serves as an Assistant Dean for the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University. Dr. Poitevien’ s research focuses on inclusion and mentorship of underrepresented learners in academic medicine and the impact of racism on medical education. She was a founding member of the Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD) Learning Community on Underrepresented Minorities in Medicine a (UIM) and is currently the President-Elect of the APPD. She has lectured nationally on disparities in medical education and in healthcare and has led numerous workshops on building diverse and inclusive environments within academic medicine. She has published on utilizing simulation in faculty development to address issues of bias in the clinical learning environment.  Her interests include recruitment and mentorship of UIM, leadership challenges for women in academic medicine, the impact of implicit and explicit bias on graduate medical education and wellness and resilience for trainees and faculty.

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