Intended for healthcare professionals

Letters Racism in medical school

Widening participation: moving from diversity to inclusion

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: (Published 12 March 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m966
  1. Molly V Fyfe, senior teaching fellow1,
  2. Sonia Kumar, director of MEdiC and of undergraduate primary care education12,
  3. Arti Maini, deputy director of undergraduate primary care education2,
  4. Jo Horsburgh, lead for medical education research2,
  5. Bethany Golding, community collaborations lead2
  1. 1Medical Education Research and Innovation Centre (MEdIC), Imperial College London, Reynold's Building, London W6 8RP, UK
  2. 2Department of Public Health and Primary Care, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, London, UK
  1. mfyfe{at}

The BMJ’s investigation describes the ongoing racial discrimination that ethnic minority medical students face and the lack of meaningful response from medical schools.1 We must consider these serious matters in light of ongoing initiatives to widen participation, aimed at increasing the number of students from under-represented ethnic minorities in …

View Full Text

Log in

Log in through your institution


* For online subscription