Diversity in Residency


African-American physicians-in-training may be isolated within the walls of their institutions, alienated by their patients, and disconnected from their training programs. Listen to the challenges and aspirations of these inspiring African-American residents.

This podcast is the third in a series that reflects medicine’s most pressing issues through the eyes of residents. “The House” provides residents with a forum to share their stories from the bedside, where they are learning far more than the lessons of clinical medicine.  

Visit the Dr. Darryl Powell Memorial Page, and donate to help patients with Sickle Cell Disease.

The UCSF Office of Diversity and Outreach offers a list of Unconscious Bias Resources

For additional reading on this topic: 

The Perils and Rewards of Critical Consciousness Raising in Medical Education

Dealing with Racist Patients

Structural Racism and Supporting Black Lives — The Role of Health Professionals

#BlackLivesMatter — A Challenge to the Medical and Public Health Communities

Graduate Medical Education in the Freddie Gray Era

Bias, Black Lives, and Academic Medicine

Dan Weisberg is a resident in Internal Medicine and Primary Care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.


Ramya Ramaswami is a 2016-2017 NEJM editorial fellow. She is a medical oncologist within the National Health Services of the United Kingdom. 

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