The DEI Shift

Anti-Racism in Health Care Feat. #PTBGIM 2022 and ACP Massachusetts Chapter

February 20, 2022 The DEI Shift
The DEI Shift
Anti-Racism in Health Care Feat. #PTBGIM 2022 and ACP Massachusetts Chapter
Show Notes

Dr. Elisa Choi, ACP MA governor and Chair-Elect of the ACP Board of Governors, and Dr. Carole Vincent, general internal medicine specialist and founding member of the ACP MA Chapter JEDI Committee, reflect on a previous episode of The DEI Shift, Anti-racism in Healthcare Education (Season 2, Episode 3). In the previous episode, The DEI Shift Senior Producers, Dr. Maggie Kozman and Dr. DJ Gaines, interviewed Dr. Ryan Mire, ACP President-Elect, about what anti-racism means in healthcare education and how to bring about needed change in our learning and work environments.

Key messages: 

  • Being antiracist is being proactive against racism and racist ideas; in contrast, being non-racist is a passive stance.
  • Beware of biological anchoring of medical concepts that lack an appropriate evidence base: race is a social construct, not a biological construct. 
  • Being antiracist as a general internal medicine specialist means to listen to the patient’s story without judgment or preconceived ideas or biases. 
  • Medical students and learners at all stages of general internal medicine specialty careers can be empowered and engaged in making change towards antiracism in medicine and healthcare education.

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The conversation continues on Twitter with the #PTBGIM. For this episode, be sure to tag @theDEIShift @ACPMAChapter and @MAACPGovernor. Tell us why you’re #ProudToBeGIM and share your perspectives, experiences, or tips on how being anti-racist is essential as a general internal medicine specialist or trainee.

#ProudtobeGIM is a campaign from the Society of General Internal Medicine and the American College of Physicians aimed at encouraging medical students and residents to pursue General Internal Medicine. This special podcast series for #ProudToBeGIM Week, February 21-24, 2022, is sponsored by a #ProudToBeGIM honorarium and the American College of Physicians Southern California Region III Chapter. Read more about the campaign here:

The DEI Shift podcast is proud to partner with SGIM in promoting #ProudToBeGIM week. This opportunity allows multiple ACP Chapters to showcase the expertise of their leaders and to provide a fresh look into some popular episodes. We are especially delighted to have members of our production team, many of whom are pre-medical students, contribute their voices to the conversation as well.

Host: Dr. Elisa Choi
Guest: Dr. Carole Vincent
Producers: Dr. Sarah Takimoto, Dr. Tiffany Leung
Executive Producer: Dr. Tammy Lin
Co-Executive Producers: Dr. Pooja Jaeel, Dr. Tiffany Leung
Senior Producer: Dr. DJ Gaines, Dr. Maggie Kozman
Editor: Dr. Tiffany Leung
Production Assistants: Ann Truong, Likitha Arudhyala
Website/Art design: Ann Truong
Music: Chris Dingman

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