Medical Students Work to Increase Racial Representation in UGME Courses

The Race and Ethnicity; Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity team is a diverse group of medical students working to increase racial representation in Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME) pre-clerkship courses at the University of Manitoba. Our goal is to examine and update the curriculum to ensure that it reflects the diversity of the patient population that we serve.
Showcased here are a few of the photos we have proposed to supplement course materials and diversify skin tone representation. As part of our curriculum-wide campaign, we have already revised the following courses: Infectious Diseases 1, Dermatology, Musculoskeletal 1 and 2, and Women’s Reproductive health 1.
Through these revisions, we hope to normalize the concept of diversity early in medical training and better equip future physicians with skills to better serve a Canadian population ever increasing in racial and ethnic diversity.

Team members: Vatineh Magaji, Alon Golubchik, Mirha Zohair, Harman Vats, Jay Punj, Gurveer Sidhu, Mariel Talabis, Prasansa Subedi, Khashayar Akbari, Pietro Cianflone, Jamie Forman, Annie Jafri, Paulina Nedjadrasul, and Jacob Janzen.

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