January 30, 2014
In honor of Dr.
Martin Luther King Day and Black History month (February), the Residency
Program in Social Osteopathic Medicine (RPSOM) at Southampton Hospital welcomed
Gregson H. Pigott, MD, MPH to speak to medical students and residents about the
health disparities in different racial/ethnic groups in Suffolk County and
Southampton Town. Dr. Pigott is the Director of the Office of
Minority Health and Medical Director of the Division of Emergency Medical
Services for the Suffolk County Department of Health Services. Awareness of health disparities is an
important part of the education for resident physicians and medical students in
Social Medicine. As part of the medical team, these physicians will play
a significant role in helping correct some of the disparities that exist based
on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, nationality or sexual orientation/identity.
Southampton Hospital is proud to be training a new generation of physicians
that will focus on diversity.
For more information
about RPSOM, please call (631) 726-0409 or visit www.rpsom.org.
(l. to r.) Robert S. Chaloner, President & CEO, Southampton Hospital; Gregson H. Pigott, MD, MPH, Suffolk County Department of Health Services; and Shawn Cannon, DO, Director, RPSOM.