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Uprooting structural racism embedded in medical education
Structural racism encompasses historical and current public policies, institutional practices, and cultural norms which perpetuate racism across systems including education and health care. These structures underlie health disparities, as well as the discrimination experienced by medical students, residents, and faculty. Transformative change in health professions education requires a systems thinking approach to successfully combat the structural racism deeply embedded at every level of our medical educational programs. Curricular leaders must take responsibility to correct the racism reflected in our educational materials and approaches, the bias in our scoring and evaluation systems, and microaggressions in the educational milieu.

At the end of this webinar, you will be able to:

• Identify structural racism embedded in your institution’s educational materials and approaches
• Recognize patterns of bias in scoring and evaluation and their impact on awards, promotion and future opportunities
• Discuss best practices reporting structures for microaggressions
• Set priorities for a local institutional action plan to address racism in your programs

Paul George, MD, MHPE, FAAFP
Associate Dean for Medical Education
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Karen Hauer, MD, PhD
Associate Dean for Competency Assessment and Professional Standards
University of California, San Francisco, Medical School

Sheryl L. Heron, MD, MPH, FACEP
Professor & Vice-Chair of Faculty Equity, Engagement and Empowerment
Emory University School of Medicine

Chavon M. Onumah, MD, MPH, MEd
Director, Department of Medicine Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence
The George Washington Medical Faculty Associates

Maya M. Hammoud, MD, MBA
Senior advisor, medical education innovation
American Medical Association


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