UNMC Family Medicine Connect

New residents attend session on race, bias, and white privilege

Several Department of Family Medicine faculty collaborated to develop a session on race, bias, and white privilege as part of new resident orientation for the 2020 intern class.

On Monday, July 27, twenty-one residents and eight faculty members gathered in small groups and over Zoom to discuss various topics on race and bias.

Highlights of the session included presentations on health equity and Omaha’s race history. Dr. Melanie Menning presented on Omaha’s immigrant and refugee health and Dr. Andrea Jones talked on the social determinants of health, racism, bias, and white privilege. Residents also heard about the racial wealth gap, white fragility, systemic racism, the social perspective for medical students and residents,

Faculty facilitators included Dr. Hannah Christiansen, Dr. Susan Evans, Dr. Alex Dworak, Dr. Andrea Jones, Dr. Jessica Koran-Scholl, Dr. Jennifer Liu, Dr. Alberto Marcelin, and Dr. Melanie Menning.

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