Part 3: Creating Environments for Students to Thrive
In Part 1 we began to develop a shared language around racism and antiracism and considered how incorporating antiracist principles can make us better medical educators. In Part 2 we considered how racism (as opposed to race) is a risk factor for illness and how racism has contributed to the lack of diversity in the physician workforce. In Part 3, we consider how microaggressions may affect students and what we can do about them.
By the end of Part 3 you will be able to:
- Define the term microaggression, its subtypes and potential impacts on medical learners as evidenced by completion of a multiple choice quiz
- Identify appropriate responses to microaggressions in several learning contexts (e.g. as a bystander or as someone who commits a microaggression) as evidenced by completion of a multiple choice quiz