Topic: Ethics Grand Rounds | Anti-Racism in Medical Education: Addressing Barriers to Change
Date/Time: Tuesday, May 17, 2022. 10:30-12noon
Speaker: Clarence H. Braddock III, MD, MPH, MACP, Executive Vice Dean and Vice Dean for Education, the David Geffen School of Medicine, the University of California, Los Angeles
Discussant: Monica Lypson, MD, MHPE, Vice Dean for Education and the Rolf H. Scholdager Professor of Medicine, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Moderator: Sandra Soo-Jin Lee, Ph.D. Chief of the Division of Ethics and Professor of Medical Humanities and Ethics, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Description: Many medical schools across the US have initiated anti-racism efforts in the wake of the murder of George Floyd in the summer of 2020. These efforts mirror broader civic discourse on racism in US society, seen by some as overdue but positive, and by others with skepticism, especially those in Black or other minoritized communities. Will these medical school efforts fundamentally change the nature of medical training and medicine itself? The answer lies in the degree to which so-called anti-racism initiatives authentically address deep-seated barriers that have thwarted all such efforts in the past, and that loom larger as the prospect for fundamental change increases. Dr. Braddock will discuss five substantial barriers that threaten anti-racism goals in medical education. Following his talk, Dr. Clarence Braddock will join a conversation with Dr. Monica Lypson moderated by Dr. Sandra Soo-Jin Lee.