Structural Racism 101: Basic Training for Doctors

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Date: December 15, 2021
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: ZOOM
Category: Other

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The Wayne State University School of Medicine Office of Faculty Affairs & Professional Development welcomes all members of our community to join us for a special four-part workshop series on Implicit Bias:

Implicit Bias Series webinar:

"Structural Racism 101: Basic Training for Doctors"

Wayne State University Law School Prof. Peter Hammer will help attendees understand the dynamics of structural racism as an evolving dialectic between belief systems and institutions that have mutated in form from slavery, to Jim Crow segregation, to the forms of spatial-structural racism that define Southeast Michigan.

In the second session of this 4-part workshop series we will define and distinguish the many forms of racism that we confront: express racism, structural racism, spatial racism and forms of implicit bias.

Learning objectives: 

  1. Understand dynamics of spatial-structural racism from a systems thinking approach.
  2. Explore the question: What determines the social and economic determinants of health?
  3. Understand possible strategies for developing "health in all policies" frameworks.


Basim Dubaybo, M.D.
Vice Dean

Beena G. Sood, M.D., M.S. 
Professor of Pediatrics

Guest Speaker:

Peter J. Hammer J.D., Ph.D., Peter J. Hammer is the A. Alfred Taubman professor of law and Director of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at Wayne State University Law School.  The Keith Center is dedicated to promoting the educational, economic and political empowerment of under-represented communities in urban areas and to ensuring that the phrase "equal justice under law" applies to all members of society. Hammer has become a leading voice on the economic and social issues impacting the city of Detroit.

Target Audience: Wayne State University School of Medicine faculty, staff, medical students, fellow and residents

 The Wayne State University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Wayne State University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest: This program is not related to specific diseases or conditions but rather deal exclusively with medical education. Therefore there are no potential conflicts of interest with ineligible companies as defined by ACCME and there is no need to identify, disclose or mitigate commercial conflicts of interest.

December 2021