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Edition 85 – Breaking Barriers: The Urgent Need for Black Representation in Medicine

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Alice Liu’s article highlights the urgent need for increased Black representation in medicine due to systemic racism and underrepresentation. She suggests comprehensive changes at multiple levels, including K-12 education and academic medical centers, to ensure equitable healthcare. Liu emphasizes the benefits of racially concordant doctor-patient relationships and calls for targeted recruitment initiatives and anti-racism education. She argues that a diverse medical workforce can improve health outcomes for marginalized populations.

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