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News Racism in Medicine

Tackling racism in medical schools: five minutes with . . . Gurdas Singh

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: (Published 13 February 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m583
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. The BMJ

The co-chair of the BMA’s Medical Students Committee talks about why students need guidance on preventing and dealing with racial harassment

“After doing some research and talking to students we realised that medical students needed advice on handling incidents of racism and racial harassment, because these types of incidents were under-reported and we needed more transparency around them.

“It’s important for students to know that racism happens throughout the NHS and not just at medical schools. And it’s prevalent. The experiences that we’ve heard about have been so powerful, and it’s important to recognise that this is a serious problem that needs to be confronted. To students, I would say …

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