Teaching Anti-Racism in the Clinical Environment: The Five-Minute Moment for Racial Justice in Healthcare

Elsevier, The American Journal of Medicine, available online 22 December 2022
Samantha X. Y. Wang, Kevin Chi, Megha Shankar, Sonoo Thadaney Israni, Abraham Verghese, Donna M. Zulman

Dismantling racism in health care demands that medical education promote racial justice throughout all stages of medical training. However, racial bias can be fostered unintentionally, influencing the way we make decisions as clinicians with downstream effects on patient health and health equity. The development of any anti-racism curriculum in medicine requires the ability to identify racial bias in practices we have not previously recognized as explicitly racist or unjust. This has limited the creation and delivery of effective anti-racism education in health care.