Diversifying medical school education to represent BAME backgroundsBMJ 2020; 370 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m2745 (Published 10 July 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;370:m2745
- Cameron A Lynch, fourth year medical student
- University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
The covid-19 pandemic has seen a disproportionate number of deaths among the black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) population. Godlee rightly emphasises that “racism is a public health issue because it kills people.”1 I argue that a lack of diversity in teaching at UK medical schools, mirrored by many medical textbooks, perpetuates racial inequality.
Physiology and anatomy textbooks were the backbone of my education in …