Racism in Medical Education: A Narrative Exploration
This lecture, delivered by Dr Liza Swedarsky (Harvard School of Medicine) in collaboration with Prof. Gershan Davis and Dr Alexander Montasem (UCLan School of Medicine), will explore the different lived experiences of racism and discrimination that exists within medical education.
Differential lived experiences of racism and discrimination exists across university disciplines; however, the imperative to address may be more pressing in medicine given the higher percentage of ethnic minority students enrolling on these courses and the growing need for a diverse workforce to address an increasingly culturally diverse patient population.
We will explore this topic by firstly reflecting on what is known in this field and secondly drawing on lived experience of clinicians in the UK and USA around medical education and professional life.
- Dr Liza Swedarsky, Harvard School of Medicine, USA
- Prof Gershan Davis, UCLan School of Medicine and GRACE Co-Director, UK
- Dr Alexander Montasem, UCLan School of Medicine, UK