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Medical Schools as Racialized Organizations: A Primer

In this article, the authors apply the theory of racialized organizations to medical schools and explore how organizational structures affect racial and ethnic minorities in their ability to succeed in medicine.

Use this article to:

  • Define structural racism.
  • What do you think the authors meant by a racialized organization?
  • Identify policies or practices at your institution that might contribute to structural racism.
  • Think about actions that individual physicians, trainees, and students can take to reduce structural racism.

Annals of Internal Medicine is the premier internal medicine academic journal published by the American College of Physicians (ACP). It is one of the most widely cited and influential specialty medical journals in the world.

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