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Views And Reviews Racism in Medicine

Don’t call me Bibi—or anybody else, for that matter

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m535 (Published 11 February 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m535

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Re: Don’t call me Bibi—or anybody else, for that matter

Dear Editor

In an ideal world, applicants to medical school, who reveal such prejudicial patterns of thinking would be screened out of the selection process. in the real world, medical school should confront such individuals with the unacceptable, unprofessional nature of their thinking and bar their progress until they have remedied them. - a task made all the more difficult by the fact that some of their teachers and mentors may demonstrate similar failings.

Competing interests: No competing interests

12 February 2020
Antony Natt
Retired GP
Chesterfield