Structural racism – the practices, policies, and norms that perpetuate white supremacy – is pervasive within institutions of medical education. Although the overt, systematic exclusion of Black Americans from medical training legally ended in 1965, structural racism persists, often imposing insurmountable barriers to careers in medicine for students underrepresented in medicine (URiM). We must recognize the structural racism that is integrated into all levels of training, adopt an actively anti-racist framework, and work together to dismantle discriminatory institutional policies at the organizational level.

In keeping with this goal, presenters focus a critical lens on the historical and current manifestations of structural racism embedded within institutions of medical education for the purpose of identifying the multidimensional strategies necessary to combat it. Presenters 1) identify concrete steps that we as teachers, education researchers, and education program leaders can adopt to support an anti-racist mission and 2) outline organizational strategies within four broad areas of impact to promote racial justice and equity.

CEU Available: 1.0 CME; 1.0 MOC
CEU Expires:  April 30, 2024

To receive CME/MOC credit, you must (a) watch the video and (b) complete the short assessment. After these two steps are completed, you will receive a certificate.

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Clinical Practice, Health Equity, Health Policy & Advocacy, Leadership, Administration, & Career Planning, Medical Education, Social Justice

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