Medical journal study captures experiences of racism faced by USask medical students


The Canadian Medical Association Journal has released a study led by University of Saskatchewan Assistant Professor Jacob Alhassan that captures some of the experiences of racism faced by Black medical students at the university. The qualitative study was completed by USask medical researchers, who documented the experiences of four Black residents and nine Black students. Alhassan said that learners encountered racism from patients, professors, and the clinicians that they worked with. USask Interim Dean Marilyn Baetz said that the university has made several changes to address issues since the study began, including developing EDI modules for student, staff, and faculty; continuing to add inclusive material to its curriculum; and working to change its admissions process to include Black representatives on interview panels.

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