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FSU medical students observing Racism Awareness Week

Posted: 5:41 AM, Jan 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-14 01:43:55-05
FSU medical students observing Racism Awareness Week
FSU medical students observing Racism Awareness Week

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - This week, students at the FSU College of Medicine will learn more about catering to all patients.

The school is hosting Racism Awareness Week, and WTXL ABC 27's Jada Williams was live Monday morning with more on what the students will learn.

The school is taking this week to look at how racism has impacted health care and how incoming health care professionals can help to change the trend.

The goal is to open discussions regarding history, current events, and how we can progress in the future.

Events throughout the week include learning how to identify implicit bias in the medical field, a look at the family separation topic in relation to the border, and student activism.

The keynote address will be delivered by former United States Surgeon General David Satcher, known for transcending race and medicine.

Each conversation will take place from noon until 1 p.m. on the FSU campus this week.