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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 […]

Multidisciplinary initiatives to tackle racial bias: Reflections from Uc San Diego, School of Medicine

Multidisciplinary initiatives to tackle racial bias: Reflections from Uc San Diego, School of Medicine

By: Naeemah Munir, MPH; Kelechi Anudokem, MPH; Nadine Patton, MAS; Nicole Tantoco, MPH 1University of California, San Diego School of Medicine Program in Medical Education – Health Equity Through this reflection of our experiences at University of California San Diego, School of Medicine (UCSD SoM), we will discuss the importance of underrepresented in medicine (URiM) […]

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 […]