New AAMC Anti-racism in Medicine Collection in MedEdPortal
The recent police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor have continued to amplify the epidemic of racism in the United States, underscoring the physical, political, socioeconomic, and existential assaults continually experienced by all Black and Brown communities.
As a journal of health professions educational resources, it is our responsibility to name racism as a barrier to equity and to work toward dismantling systems of oppression within our profession through training and education. The new Anti-racism in Medicine collection within MedEdPORTAL provides educators with practice-based, peer-reviewed resources to teach anti-racist knowledge and clinical skills, elevates the educational scholarship of anti-racist curricula, and aims to convene a community of collaborators dedicated to the elimination of racism within medical education. To specifically support developers of and educators in anti-racist curricula, we also offer individualized mentorship for potential authors.
By increasing awareness, providing professional development, contextualizing content in culturally relevant ways, and spurring explicit dialogue about racism, our journal joins the fight against health inequity and racial injustice.
Katherine S McOwen, MSEd
Senior Director of Educational Affairs
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