Medical Schools Need to Get Better at Addressing Structural Racism

Against the persisting backdrop of COVID-19, the killing of George Floyd and subsequent protests against police brutality, definitions of “health care” have become muddled in crisis and chaos. Coronavirus and state-sanctioned violence have collapsed the role of “physician” to move beyond medicine and include public health, public safety and politics.Lines between medicine and politics have blurred in the past, often in academic medicine and in medical schools, like the American…

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