How Race Plays a Role In Propagating Physician Bias

Feb 8, 2021

Medical school curricula often misrepresent race and contribute to perpetuating physician bias. This bias has a proven negative impact on health disparities in minority communities. An article co-authored by three members of CHEA’s team, including our executive director, and medical students at Penn Medicine examines over 20 courses in one university’s preclinical medical curriculum. The authors offer recommendations to medical schools, including having broader discussions about race and medicine. Addressing the structural racism in medical education is an important step towards dismantling structural racism.

Learn more about this study here.

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