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Medical Schools Fall Short on Racial Justice: Student Group

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by Carolyn Crist

At leading U.S. medical schools, education of future doctors about racism, promotion of diversity, and service of patients of color are in need of improvement, survey results suggest.

White Coats 4 Black Lives, a national group of medical students and doctors-in-training, released its second annual Racial Justice Report Card (RJRC), which indicates that medical schools have improved, but there’s still work to do.

“Addressing racial justice through medical schools translates to improved outcomes in very broad arenas, such as a better environment for POC (people of color) medical students, faculty and staff, health equity among patients, and economic benefit of local communities,” said Mariquit Lu, co-founding member of White Coats 4 Black Lives.

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