Welcome to “Centering Antiracism,” an online course specifically designed to introduce health professionals to critical concepts in racism to help you become a more informed physician and medical educator.
The events 2020—the COVID-19 pandemic and its disproportionate devastation on Black and Brown people and the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and many others— have been heart-wrenching, infuriating and a resounding call to action. We must learn to, as others have said, lean into our discomfort in order to grow.
The course is broken down into 6 parts and uses an interactive quiz-based format. It is based on the antiracism framework highlighted by Dr. Anneliese A. Singh, PhD in her book, Racial Healing Handbook. The framework recognizes that “being an antiracist is a different proposition for a person of color than it is for a White person.” You will be prompted to review parts of journal articles, podcasts and other media and then answer questions based on the material. As you will see, built into the course are opportunities to dive deeper into the material at your discretion. Each part is designed to take approximately 60 minutes (give or take a few minutes) to complete for a total of six hours of CME credit.
Thank you for your time and dedication to reflecting on these topics.
- Click Take Course at the top of the screen and begin with Part 1: Developing Common Language.