Georgetown launches campaign to fight microaggressions in medicine

Alyssa Rege - Print  | 

The Washington, D.C.-based Georgetown University School of Medicine is launching a campaign to help students learn about and fight microaggressions in medicine, according to The College Fix.

The campaign, called Microaggressions in Medicine, aims to "educate our community on the what, how, why, and what to do about microaggressions when they occur."

Susan Cheng, senior associate dean for diversity and inclusion at Georgetown University School of Medicine, told the publication the campaign builds on the university's efforts to provide unconscious bias awareness trainings during the last few years.

"We wanted to take a proactive approach to educating our community around microaggressions in medicine and to provide communication tools for our students, faculty, staff to engage in productive discussions," she told the publication.

The College Fix reports that the bulk of the medical school's campaign features a series of posters that calls on students and faculty to "Take A.C.T.I.O.N" to understand and address microaggressions.

Ms. Cheng told Georgetown's student newspaper, The Hoya, that the medical school wants "future physicians to have the tools they need on campus and in the workplace to deal with challenging situations, whether that be in the various hospitals and clinic settings over the course of their training, or later when they become care managers and physician leaders."

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