Reflecting on Health Disparities and Moving Towards Antiracism in Medicine

The role of racism in the history of modern medicine is unpleasant and difficult to discuss.  These chapters, however, continue to have an impact on disparities in health outcomes in the US and must be addressed head on if our goal is to provide excellent and equitable care for all patients.  While the social determinants of health that are related to income and education are more often discussed, the impact of the construct of race must also be called out and addressed explicitly. This webinar (previously recorded on October 21, 2020) explores the history of racism in medicine and discusses combatting racist ideas, messages and stereotypes, and providing more consciously equitable care.  

Target Audience

This activity is designed for health care leaders, physicians, residents, other health care professionals and students in all health care professions..

Learning Objectives

  • Describe some of the history of racism in medicine and how it has impacted population health.
  • Combat racist ideas, messages, and stereotypes as an active process.
  • Provide care that is more consciously equitable.

Additional Information

Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS)
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 MOC II
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
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Khama Ennis, MD, MPH, FACEP
Assistant Chief, Emergency Medicine and President of the Medical Staff, Cooley Dickinson Health Care

Accreditation Statement
The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC Approval Statement
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Continuing Certification Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory, this activity has met the requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards: 

Allergy and Immunology
Family Medicine
Medical Genetics and Genomics
Nuclear Medicine
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Preventive Medicine
Psychiatry and Neurology
Thoracic Surgery

National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistant (NCCPA)
Physician Assistants may claim a maximum of 1.00 Category 1 credit for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

Exam/Assessment: A score of 70% or higher is required to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 MOC II
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
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