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When the Target of Bias is the Doctor

"We would like a white doctor, please," said the parent of a pediatric patient to an African American physician. Discrimination and overt bigotry from patients is not often discussed among doctors or in medical school, yet many physicians experience it.

In May 2018, my article won the ASJA award for best article in a trade publication (AAMCNews/Assoc. of American Medical Colleges). It also was the most-clicked in the diversity category of the AAMCNews website.