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Vice President of TCMC to represent northeast medical colleges on AAMC committee

Wednesday, June 09, 2020

Ida L. Castro, MA, JD, to serve two-year term with American Association of Medical Colleges

Scranton, PA- Ida L. Castro, MA, JD, Vice President of Social Justice & Diversity for The Commonwealth Medical College has been selected to serve as the Northeast Region Representative for the Group on Diversity and Inclusion (GDI) Steering Committee of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). During her two-year term, Ms. Castro will work with the GDI Steering Committee members to support the efforts of AAMC member institutions and academic medicine at the local, regional, and national levels to understand the benefits of diversity and inclusion in medicine and biomedical sciences.

“Ms. Castro has made significant progress in advancing TCMC’s mission on diversity, inclusion and social justice through collaboration and strategic partnerships with community organizations and academic institutions,” stated Robert D’Alessandri, MD, TCMC President and Dean. “I am confident that her appointment to the GDI Steering Committee will positively inform and guide the advancement of diversity throughout academic medicine,” Dr. D’Alessandri continued.  

“I am truly honored to represent the Northeast Medical Colleges at this top level group created by AAMC to ensure that America includes the best and the brightest to all fields of medicine,” said Ida L. Castro, MA, JD, Vice President of Social Justice and Diversity, TCMC. “Continuous improvement of the quality of our physicians is critical to the quality of healthcare in the region,” Ms. Castro continued.
GDI seeks to assist in the advancement of diversity across the entire professional spectrum; it will also underscore the importance of addressing the issues to those historically underrepresented in medicine and never lose sight of the ultimate goals of providing care to the underserved and eliminating health disparities. For more information about AAMC’s GDI please visit