Let’s call it what it is

More wisdom from my friend Dr. Judy Washington.

A Family Doctor's Reflection

What a few months we have had!!! It has been a busy few months.  I  had the opportunity to hear Dr. Camara Jones who is the president American Public Health Association.  If you have never heard her, please view this TEDxEmory Talk Allegories on Racism. Dr. Jones addresses the three levels of racism: institutionalized, personally mediated, and internalized.  I had to reflect on my personal experience and how I could stop and confront racism.  Dr. Jones talks about being on a conveyor belt and just moving forward without ever addressing these issues. She urges us to turn around and look.  Then we must stop and confront racism. Throughout my professional career, racism has been evident and has decreased access to health care for my patients and opportunities for my own professional advancement.

Academic Medicine has less than 2 % representation by Underrepresented Minorities(URM).  The overall number of URM students in medical school is…

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