Rounding While Black

This Department of Medicine Grand Rounds session is part of the IDEA Series. In this presentation, Dr. Khaalisha Ajala examines and discusses structural violence, structural racism, implicit bias, and social determinants of health in contemporary clinical practice. She discusses the link between racist health policies, health inequities, and medical mistrust. In addition, she highlights the historical context of Black physicians in medicine and factors leading to the lack of Black physicians. She concludes with her thoughts on a plan to move toward more equity and racial justice in medicine.

This session took place on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 12:15 P.M. It has been approved for Ethics Credit.

(This grand rounds session was rescheduled in February 2021 due to weather emergency.)

CME Information

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Needs Statement

Faculty and trainees within the Department of Medicine who are involved in the care of patients need to be regularly updated with the recent advances and guidelines in the fields of internal medicine and quality improvement to increase clinical knowledge, and to implement the advances and guidelines in clinical practice to enhance the quality of patient care and outcomes.

Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Identify racism as a public health crisis by identifying the structures and policies that ensure its continuance as the foundation of racial inequity and disparity across industries and institutions.
  • Identify the history of medical experimentation, apartheid, implicit/explicit biases, and apathy that have been experienced by BIPOC (black, indigenous, people of color) communities and how these experiences might affect trust in today's healthcare system and health technologies.
  • Reimagine our approach to address social determinants of health, medical education, and access to medical education by BIPOC students.

Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Medical Students
  • Fellows
  • Residents

Accreditation/Credit Designation

Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Baylor College of Medicine designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been designated by Baylor College of Medicine for 1 credit of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

Program Director

  1. Richard J. Hamill, M.D.

    Richard J. Hamill, M.D.

    Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

Term of Approval

June 1, 2021 through June 30, 2023. Original release date: June 1, 2021.

Disclosure Policy

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Disclosures

The following individual(s) has/have reported financial or other relationship(s) with commercial entities whose products/services may relate to the educational content of this activity:

Presenter

  1. Khaalisha Ajala, M.D., M.B.A., F.H.M.

    Khaalisha Ajala, M.D., M.B.A., F.H.M.

    Assistant Professor
    Emory University School of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

Program Director

  1. Richard J. Hamill, M.D.

    Richard J. Hamill, M.D.

    Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

Planning Committee Members

  1. Richard J. Hamill, M.D.

    Richard J. Hamill, M.D.

    Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

  2. Erica Lescinskas, M.D.

    Erica Lescinskas, M.D.

    Assistant Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

  3. Zaven Sargsayan, M.D.

    Zaven Sargsayan, M.D.

    Assistant Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine and Ben Taub Hospital

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

  4. Chirayu Shah, M.D., M.Ed.

    Chirayu Shah, M.D., M.Ed.

    Associate Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

  5. Stephanie Sherman, M.D.

    Stephanie Sherman, M.D.

    Assistant Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

  6. Jefferson Triozzi, M.D. Placeholder Image

    Jefferson Triozzi, M.D.

    Internal Medicine Resident
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

CME Credit Available

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Presenter:

  1. Khaalisha Ajala, M.D., M.B.A., F.H.M.

    Khaalisha Ajala, M.D., M.B.A., F.H.M.

    Assistant Professor Emory University School of Medicine