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September 2022

Panel speakers at Black History Month Symposium

Panel and audience at Black History Month EventMedRACE students Ololade Tijani and Divine Maduka contributed to a panel discussion on the experiences of Black students at the University of Leicester, as part of the College of Life Sciences inaugural Black History Month Symposium.

MedRACE presentation and workshop at UK Medical Schools EDI Network Meeting (12 September)

MedRACE student co-chairs Takunda Nhiwatia and Wendy Tetteh spoke on their perspectives on Race Equality within medical schools and medical education, and Divine Maduka joined Takunda to run a workshop on the importance of students in the development of inclusive curricula in Medical Education.

June 2022

Speaker Event: Tackling Differential Attainment in Medical Education, Professor Katherine Woolf, UCL

Held on Wednesday 22 June, in person with remote access

The GMC has pledged to “eradicate disadvantage and discrimination in medical education and training” by 2031. Professor Katherine Woolf, UCL, presented an overview of the evidence in relation to differential attainment by ethnicity in medical education and shared evidence-based suggestions for tackling this pervasive problem. 

This event was jointly hosted by Leicester University Medics Afro-Caribbean Society (LUMACS) and MedRACE, supported by the University of Leicester Medical School.

Tackling differential attainment in medical education

Leicester to host second Midlands Racial Equality in Medicine Network Conference

Logo for Midlands Racial Equality in Medicine networkIt has been confirmed that Leicester Medical School will host the next Midlands Racial Equality in Medicine Network (MREM) conference in 2023! You can read more about MREM and last year's conference here. If you would like to be involved, please contact medrace@le.ac.uk.

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