Perspectives on Race

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Racism in the Medical Field

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As a pre-dental student, I was very curious about minorities in the medical field. I found out that 5% of doctors are black. I found an article about a black doctor who talked about his struggles in become a respected physician. He said that he didn’t get into any medical schools not because of his grades (he says he had a B+ average) but because he was black. He also described how he was denied the job of chief resident because he was black. His superior even told him he didn’t get the job because he was black! He refuses to be apart of the American Medical Association because he says they are racist against black people. He said that he does not want to be associated with the same men who denied his access to his top medical schools. This is very shocking to me that his man had to go through all of this hardship because of racism in the medical field.

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Written by amgostigian

February 21, 2010 at 9:15 pm

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  1. so do you know what medical school he did go to??

    alyssa1965

    February 22, 2010 at 3:48 am

  2. I can’t remember the exact name of the medical school, but I remember reading that it was a predominately black medical school that was not his top choice.

    amgostigian

    February 22, 2010 at 4:01 am

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