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SSO Statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s Ruling on Affirmative Action

Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court issued rulings against the President and Fellows of Harvard College and the University of North Carolina on the use of race-conscious student admission policies. The Society of Surgical Oncology remains committed to workforce diversity, mentorship and pipeline programs.

Affirmative action and race-conscious policies provide educational opportunities for people of all races and ethnicities in the service of healthcare. This increases the diversity of healthcare providers, which helps diminish healthcare disparities and improves patient outcomes.

The Society of Surgical Oncology is dedicated to diversity in the medical workforce and within the Society of Surgical Oncology’s membership.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Advisory Board

Lisa Newman, MD, MPH, FSSO

Alliric Willis, MD, FSSO
Vice Chair

Society of Surgical Oncology Executive Council

Kelly K. Hunt, MD, FSSO

Ronald P. DeMatteo, MD, FSSO

Russell S. Berman, MD, FSSO
Vice President

Kenneth K. Tanabe, MD, FSSO

Tari King, MD, FSSO

Sandra L. Wong, MD, MS, FSSO
Immediate Past President

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