Lisa Steinkamp, PT, PhD, MBA
WMJ. 2021;120(Suppl 1):S61-65.
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine whether underrepresented minority (URM) students in the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program had experienced derogatory behavior while on clinical internships.
Methods: Six URM students were surveyed while on clinical internships to ascertain whether they had encountered discrimination, racism, or microaggressions.
Results: Four of the 6 URM students reported experiencing microaggressions while on their clinical internships.
Conclusion: Education and training in the recognition and management of incidents involving derogatory behavior are imperative to foster safe and inclusive clinical environments.