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Medical schools must play a role in addressing racial disparities

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by By Jocelyn Streid, Margaret Hayden, Rahul Nayak, and Cameron Nutt

In the wake of the brutal killings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castille, Delrawn Small, and police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, America is confronting how its long history of racial injustice continues into the present. We must all address these wounds, including those of us in medicine.

As medical students soon to be entrusted with the health and well-being of individual patients and entire communities, we see responding to these tragedies as intertwined with our professional responsibilities.

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