Experiencing racism within medical school curriculum: 2020 ICCH student symposium

Hariharan, Bhairavi, Sowah Quarshie, Louisa, Amdahl, Christoffer, Winterburn, Sandra and Offiah, Gozie (2022) Experiencing racism within medical school curriculum: 2020 ICCH student symposium. Patient Education and Counseling, 105 (7). pp. 2599-2602. ISSN 0738-3991

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Abstract

Objective: To explore student experiences relating to racism, microaggressions and implicit bias within healthcare communication and medical education in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement.    Methods: Students and faculty from different racial/ethnic backgrounds, medical schools, countries, and levels of training shared their perspectives with a multi-disciplinary, international audience at the 2020 International Conference on Communication in Healthcare (ICCH).   Results: We highlight experiences shared at the symposium and demonstrate how the student voice can help shape the medical school curriculum. 3 main themes are discussed: 1) Institutional bias and racism, 2) Racial discrimination during medical training and 3) Recommendations for curricula change.   Conclusion: Racism influences many aspects of student experiences and often appears in covert and institutional forms. These shared experiences reflect a common problem faced by ethnic minority medical students.   Practice implications: Student experiences provide thoughtful recommendations for educators regarding incorporating anti-racism teaching into their curricula. It is essential that this teaching is collaborative, non-tokenistic and implemented early in the syllabus. It is beneficial for educators to build on the various existing approaches demonstrated by other institutions.

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Additional Information: Funding Information: The authors gratefully acknowledge the assistance of the following: Prof Marcy Rosenbaum and Rayna Chandavarkar. The authors declare no significant competing financial, professional, or personal interests that might have influenced the performance or presentations of the work described in this manuscript. Publisher Copyright: © 2021
Uncontrolled Keywords: black lives matter,communication skills,curriculum,discrimination,educators,healthcare professionals,medical students,racism,medicine(all) ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2700
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 24 May 2022 16:30
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2022 03:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/85141
DOI: 10.1016/j.pec.2021.12.018

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