Anti-racism training is being offered at all GME program levels. Residents are assigned articles and videos to read and view that describe how to actively work against racism. They then reflect on the content and enlist a colleague for a conversation. The end goal is for the resident to offer a journal entry.
“We wanted to stand united in fighting racism within our institution,” said GME Manager Xoe McAleece. “Turns out so did a lot of other people within our programs.”
The planning for the training started in the wake of the George Floyd killing and subsequent protests and demonstrations.
The purpose of the reading and reflection is to get each person to look within themselves to identify any internal bias they may have, understand how that may manifest, and seek ways to change as needed.