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Letters Ethnic stereotypes

Teachers, look at how your prejudices affect your teaching

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 10 September 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1589
  1. Sandra R Teare, general practitioner on career break1
  1. 1London NW10 8AL
  1. sandra{at}

    The study on ethnic stereotypes and the underachievement of medical students from ethnic minorities saddens but does not surprise me.1 I am a female doctor with one Asian and one white parent. I am a Londoner, born and bred, but I am quiet. I have discovered over the years that many …

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