Black at Temerty Medicine – Dismantling Anti-Black Racism in Medical Education

On Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, the University of Toronto Temerty Faculty of Medicine hosted a series of interactive conversations focused on addressing anti-Black racism in medical education, with a specific focus on undergraduate and postgraduate medical education at the University of Toronto.

Over 180 individuals participated in the conversations, including medical students, residents, fellows, faculty, administrative staff and community members. Opening remarks were given by Drs. Patricia Houston, Onye Nnorom, and Mr. Ike Okafor. The sessions included an overview of efforts currently underway across Temerty Medicine that focused on four phases across the continuum of medical education: pre-medical school, medical school (MD Program), Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) and the transition to medical education practice (faculty recruitment, retention and promotion).

Many discussions were had during the concurrent break-out sessions around key issues, the support required for the Temerty Medicine Black medical education community, and next steps to inform strategic and operational planning across the continuum of medical education at Temerty Medicine.

If you missed the session, or are looking for additional details, you can review the Black at Temerty Medicine: Addressing Anti-Black Racism at Temerty Medicine Accountability Report (February 2022) here. There is also an opportunity to share your thoughts about the report.