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Race, Bias, and Advocacy in Medicine

The Race, Bias, and Advocacy in Medicine (RBAM) distinction pathway aims to provide residents with the tools to understand and combat racism and structural/ cultural bias. In particular, participants will reflect on the impact of bias and systems of oppression on the healthcare system, medical education, and physician practice. Residents will partner with the greater New Haven community to better understand disparities in access, intensity, and quality of healthcare and improve healthcare delivery.

Graduates will be able to apply an antiracist framework to their career pathway of choice, whether that is in academic medicine, community practice, general medicine, or subspecialty practices. The knowledge, skills, and attitudes cultivated in the pathway are applicable to research in clinical medicine/epidemiology/implementation sciences, work in quality improvement, innovation in medical education, and leadership in diversity, equity, and inclusion. This is the pathway for agents of change in medicine.

Residents are officially eligible to join in the PGY-2 year, but if interested in being a part of the RBAM working group to help build the distinction, please contact the Yale Traditional Internal Medicine Chief Residents at