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Advocacy

CALLS TO ACTION

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1. Diversity in Medicine

  • Collect race-based data in medical school and residency admissions.  

  • Establish a Black Medical Student Application Program, Including involving Black Physicians in the admissions process.  

  • Dedicate resources to fund mentorship efforts towards Black students at high school and undergraduate levels.  

  • Create a well-funded office of Equity and Inclusion with dedicated expertise in anti-Black and anti-racist work 

  • Increase representation of Black instructors and clinical supervisors through equitable recruitment and promotion 

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2. Curriculum

  • Review the medical school curriculum to ensure racial consciousness and incorporation of the impacts of racism on health 

  • Mandate anti-racist workshop(s) that explicitly addresses anti-Black racism for all clinical and academic supervisors, admissions committees, office of Student Affairs, and incoming residents and fellows.  

  • Include Black Physicians and trainees as active stakeholders in equity initiatives

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3. Wellness

  • Dedicate resources to provide debriefing, mental health resources, and anti-racist expert support to Black staff physicians and trainees.  

LETTER TO PRIME MINISTER TRUDEAU ON CANADA’S TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS ON AFRICAN NATIONS