Activity ID



August 19, 2024

Format Type


CME Credit




CME Provider: American Medical Association

Description of CME Course

Racism is a root cause of health inequities, differences that are avoidable, unnecessary, and unfair. Yet, many people, including physicians, are often unaware of the origins of race as a social construction and the emergence of scientific racism. As a result, false beliefs about biological racial differences continue to shape the way that health care is practiced. This interactive module takes learners though the historical social construction of race and the obstacles racism poses for the attainment of health and wellness.


1. This activity is accredited by the American Medical Association.
2. This activity is free to AMA members.

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Educational Objectives

1. Define race and scientific racism as social constructs
2. Identify historical racist stereotypes assigned to different parts of the human body
3. Recognize the 4-level conceptualization of racism
4. Assess racism's role in inhibiting access to health care


Health Inequities, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


Medical Knowledge, Professionalism

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit



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