Medical schools risk accreditation for not teaching antiracism ‘competencies,’ med group warns

Under new curriculum standards, or “competencies,” from the influential Association of American Medical Colleges, medical schools could be required to teach students to identify “systems of power, privilege, and oppression” — systems like white privilege, “heterosexism” and ableism — “and their impacts on health outcomes.”

If implemented, the standards could require students to practice “anti-racism and critical consciousness in health care” and describe how “colonization, White supremacy, acculturation, [and] assimilation” affect health.

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