Jesse Maupin, MD; Farah Kaiksow, MD, MPP; Jordan Kenik, MD; Ann Sheehy, MD, MS; David Sterken, MD
WMJ. 2021;120(Suppl 1):S66-69.
Background: Wisconsin residents experience significant racial inequities in health outcomes.
Objectives: The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Division of Hospital Medicine wanted to assess providers’ perspectives on systemic racism and gauge their receptiveness to participating in anti-racism training, in conjunction with development and implementation of anti-racism curriculum.
Methods: Existing anti-racism curriculum was adapted to be delivered remotely. Division providers were asked to complete a 9-question survey at the beginning of the curriculum.
Results: At baseline, a majority of respondents believed that racial health disparities exist and should be discussed through employer-sponsored training. Respondents generally did not feel confident in their abilities to address racism.
Conclusions: Providers were supportive of anti-racism training in the workplace and feel it is congruent with the public health mission of hospital medicine physicians.