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Major racial disparities continue to exist in our healthcare education, from the underrepresentation of ethnic minorities when teaching about clinical signs to health management in primary and secondary care. A multi-centre group of students discuss what needs to change in medical education to cultivate physicians who are better prepared to care for patients of all backgrounds. We argue that the accurate portrayal of race in medical education is a vital step towards educating medical students to consider alternative explanations to biology when considering health inequities.

Original publication




Journal article


Perspect Med Educ

Publication Date





130 - 134


Institutional racism, Medical education, Medical students, Race, Attitude of Health Personnel, Education, Medical, Humans, Perception, Racism, Students, Medical