The Racial Equity in Medicine Elective is designed to give students in the UNC Medical School an opportunity to learn about structural racism and its manifestation in the healthcare system.
The course begins with a mandatory two-day intensive Phase I workshop provided by the Racial Equity Institute, which will provide students with an understanding of institutional racism that is essential to the course. Based on this understanding, students will devise independent or group projects that aim to dismantle the systems of oppression built into their own institution. In addition to their projects, students will engage with occasional readings as well as hear from physicians within the UNC system who are undertaking work to dismantle racism in healthcare.
Our hope is that this course can be a permanent home for antiracist structural change at the UNC School of Medicine.