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Letters Black babies cared for by black doctors

Black babies cared for by black doctors less likely to die in US: revolutionise medical education to tackle problem in UK

BMJ 2020; 370 doi: (Published 29 September 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;370:m3783
  1. Edward J Towning, final year medical student1,
  2. Akul Purohit, final year medical student2
  1. 1GKT School of Medical Education, Hodgkin Building, London SE1 1UL, UK
  2. 2University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
  1. edward.towning{at}

If the recent wave of anti-racism protests has taught us anything, it is that racial inequality is woven into the fabric of a variety of our most distinguished establishments. From black and minority ethnic (BAME) medical students in the UK being ostracised to discrimination in care homes, it is evident that rampant injustice exists in the health system.

The US has long shown evidence …

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