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Racial Inequity in American Healthcare


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A panel of doctors met virtually on to discuss various topics related to racial inequity in healthcare, including social determinants of health, unconscious bias in medicine, and the experience of being a physician of color.  A video recording of the hour-long event is available to view. A transcript of the discussion is below. It has...

What can medical students do to combat racism?

One of many relevant sections of the  AMSA PPP: “[AMSA] RECOGNIZES discrimination of any form is a public health concern especially as regards its impact on access to health care, socioeconomic status, exposure to violence, and social isolation and alienation”   The death of George Floyd has sparked protests in all 50 states. Floyd is...

Quiz yourself—Spanish medical terminology with Canopy Learn!

The problem A majority of physicians struggle with language barriers, often with the 45 million Spanish-speakers in the United States. The risks of miscommunication are too high in the hospital setting to ignore. What can you do? Patient-centered care requires meaningful communication. Practice your medical Spanish terminology with this short quiz, courtesy of Canopy Learn,...

The Least You Should Know About Ramadan

By: AMSA’s Diversity Task Force Here at AMSA, we not only celebrate diversity but we also value the richness it brings to us personally, spiritually, and as physicians-in-training. So, whenever our brothers and sisters at team FAMSA are taking their walks of personal enlightenment, we want to know about it, encourage it, and educate (enrich)...