Last week the IHME diversity club discussed a recent JAMA viewpoint on “Medical Education and the Minority Tax”. I think this is a good way to frame an important issue:
A Piece of My Mind
May 9, 2017
Medical Education and the Minority Tax
Kali D. Cyrus, MD, MPH1
Author Affiliations Article Information
JAMA. 2017;317(18):1833-1834. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.0196
I sat down at the large conference room table surrounded by the other medical students, some of whom I recognized from earlier stops on the residency interview trail. As they continued their conversations, I looked around, realizing I was once again the only interviewee who is black. I kept gazing around the room, only to find more faces staring back that did not look like me. Hanging grandly from the walls were faces, painted in watercolor, framed in bronze, and undoubtedly of really important men … really important white men.
Early this month, the IHME Diversity Club discussed the recent paper, Transgender Population Size in the United States: a Meta-Regression of Population-Based Probability Samples, by Meerwijk and Sevelius from AJPH: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5227946/
This helped us dig into trans and non-binary gender and how it relates to our work in health metrics.
For Diversity Club this week we are going to discuss stereotypes. What are stereotypes, and why do they exist? We have selected a technical paper of modest length to be the focus of this discussion: Susan T. Fiske. Warmth and Competence: Stereotype Content Issues for Clinicians and Researchers. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3801417/
(Since this is running from 12:30 to 1:30, it seems worthwhile to remind you that you can bring your own lunch if you would like to eat while we meet.)
Hi Again All,
This week we are going to discuss bias against women in the workplace. Here is a short reading from the American Bar Association:
I hope to see you there!