“it’s been very difficult for students in general, but especially for students underrepresented in medicine.”
Does this fill you with hope for the future or total dread? It’s a pretty simple question to answer.
The College Fix reports:
Columbia med school will teach students how to ‘disrupt racism’ and confront microaggressions
Columbia University has developed new programming to help black and Hispanic medical students “disrupt racism” and confront microaggressions they could face.
A medical school professor, who is also the diversity director, said that the murder of George Floyd in Minnesota has made the situation worse at the New York institution.
Professor Jean Alves-Bradford said in a news release that “it’s been very difficult for students in general, but especially for students underrepresented in medicine.”
The College Fix reached out to several members of the media relations team at the medical school, but did not receive a response to several emails sent in the past three weeks. The Fix asked how the medical school decides which students are underrepresented, if there were groups of students that asked for the workshops and what benefits they believe the workshops would have for students.
“The workshops assess trainees’ experiences of microaggressions and racial trauma and teach therapeutic and coping skills,” the university’s announcement said.
“The students learn about existing systems of privilege and oppression, share experiences of being confronted with racism, practice microaggression response strategies to disrupt racism, and learn resilience strategies to cope with racialized trauma.”
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