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Cultural Competence & Medical Education: The teaching of associations that negatively impact patients

Cultural Competence & Medical Education: The teaching of associations that negatively impact patients

By: Misha Armstrong MD/MPH Candidate, Class of 2019 Tsai et al. (2016) reported on the use of race as a biological risk factor in lectures used to teach medical students during their preclinical courses. The authors highlight this problematic teaching and the resulting associations students make with disease, health disparities, and certain communities. This creates […]

The role of programming in combating Racial Bias

The role of programming in combating Racial Bias

By: Adib Rushdan National Community Service Committee Co-Chair The narrative is often politically influenced, driven by an exhibition of activism that may incite the defense mechanism on one end versus the other. Protests, whether via social media or live demonstrations, are necessary to pinpoint issues surrounding racial bias and the impact that stems from its […]

The rash on your skin looks different on mine

The rash on your skin looks different on mine

By: Alyssa Gerth, AT, OMS III Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OUHCOM) Every Wednesday from 7am-12pm, the third- and fourth-year students, as well as the family medicine residents, attend didactics at the teaching hospital where I am rotating. Each hour there is a different topic with a different educator. It is a breath […]

An e-mail conversation between a medical student and an ethics lawyer

An e-mail conversation between a medical student and an ethics lawyer

By: Taiwo T. Ajumobi OMS III student at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine December 8th 2016, 11:24am Good morning Dr. Rosen, I hope all is well. So this question has been on my mind for a while and it has to do with race and medicine. During one of my preceptorships, the medical resident […]

Axiology and racial bias in medicine:  A discussion of utilitarianism and moral desert

Axiology and racial bias in medicine: A discussion of utilitarianism and moral desert

By: Arham Siddiqui Baylor University The growth of equality and civil rights is evident in modern society through historical events from The Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s to the Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Policy established in 2012. However, racial bias remains a pressing issue, especially in the field of medicine. A […]

Racial bias in the context of medical education

By: Milan Sheth, MA Eastern Mennonite University Despite gains regarding diversity in education over the past several decades, racial bias still persists, particularly within medical education. Black medical students are at a distinct disadvantage during the admissions process, the student loan process, and throughout their tenure in medical school. The following discussion explores the existence […]

The importance of cultural competency in achieving clinical excellence in Medicine

The importance of cultural competency in achieving clinical excellence in Medicine

The importance of cultural competency in achieving clinical excellence in Medicine By: Danielle M. Ward, M.S., OMS IV D.O. Candidate at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine – Georgia Campus A large portion of the 2017-2018 President’s Executive Agenda for the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) focuses on cultural competency because it is crucial to not […]

Fall 2017 JSNMA Issue: Addressing Racial Bias in Medicine Highlights

Fall 2017 JSNMA Issue: Addressing Racial Bias in Medicine Highlights

On behalf of the SNMA Publications Committee, it is my upmost pleasure to present to you the Fall 2017 JSNMA Issue: Addressing Racial Bias in Medicine. This is the first of our quarterly publications since my appointment as Editor-in-Chief, and I am truly humbled by this opportunity to feature the courageous voices of our SNMA […]

Fall 2017 Issue of the JSNMA, Addressing Racial Bias in Medicine

Fall 2017 Issue of the JSNMA, Addressing Racial Bias in Medicine

The Fall 2017 Issue of the JSNMA, Addressing Racial Bias in Medicine, is Now Available to the public from your favorite retailers. Get your digital and print editions today. For more information on formats and availability, visit snma.me/getmyJSNMA

MAPS Minutes Spring 2014 Edition has been published!!!

MAPS Minutes Spring 2014 Edition has been published!!!

Click here to find the MAPS Minutes “Spring Edition” April 2014 Issue   Dear MAPS Family, It is hard to believe that the academic year has come to a close in the 50th administration of the Student National Medical Association with the theme, “50 Years, One Mission Diversifying the Face of Medicine.” The MAPS & […]