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Anti-racism Resources

In October 2020, the AAMC released the AAMC Framework for Addressing and Eliminating Racism at the AAMC, in Academic Medicine, and Beyond. This framework identifies four pillars to guide our internal anti-racism efforts individually, as an organization, and as part of the academic medicine and broader communities. Below is a list of resources to help medical schools, health systems, and teaching hospitals on their journey toward advancing anti-racism and catalyzing change in academic medicine.


“A system of structuring opportunity and assigning value based on the social interpretation of how one looks (which is what we call ‘race’), that unfairly disadvantages some individuals and communities, unfairly advantages other individuals and communities, and saps the strength of the whole society through the waste of human resources.”

APHA Past President Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD


“The active process of naming and confronting racism by changing systems, organizational structures, policies and practices and attitudes, so that power is redistributed and shared equitably.”

AMA-AAMC Advancing Health Equity: A Guide to Language, Narrative and Concepts

Racial justice

“The systematic fair treatment of people of all races, resulting in equitable opportunities and outcomes for all. Racial justice—or racial equity—goes beyond ‘anti-racism.’ It is not just the absence of discrimination and inequities but also the presence of deliberate systems and supports to achieve and sustain racial equity through proactive and preventive measures.”

AMA-AAMC Advancing Health Equity: A Guide to Language, Narrative and Concepts

Doing the Work

Leading by Example

AAMC-member institutions are developing and leading varied curricula initiatives, equity-centered action plans, professional learning opportunities, and research centers to drive systemic change focused on addressing and eliminating racism in academic medicine. Below are several member examples of current anti-racism efforts.

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