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Wed 11 Jul | BMA House

BMA Race Equality Summit 2018

Creating a turning point on Race Equality in Medicine

Time & Location

11 Jul, 09:00

BMA House

About The Event

On the 11th of July 2018, we were honoured to be recognised as a key stakeholder to engage in a BMA summit concerning race equality in medicine. The summit was focused on actions points and solutions to employ against evidence-supported unfair treatment towards BME staff in the healthcare profession. Olamide Dada, founder of Melanin Medics, represented our organisation as a panellist at the round-table event! Her experience and thoughts are enlisted below:

“It was a pleasure to attend this much needed and thought-provoking event. All too often discussions like this are kept within our ethnic communities however these conversations need to be had amongst those that are seemingly unaffected by the numbers so that collectively we can bring about the change we so desire to see. Issues such as the differential attainment gap between BME medical students and white medical students, BME doctors experiences of bullying and harassment in the workplace and disproportionate regulatory reprimand were discussed. I look forward to seeing the outcome of this summit, as for Melanin Medics we will continue to play our part as advocates for diversity in Medicine.”

As our engagement with the BMA is continuous; it would be of utmost value that if any personal inequity within the healthcare profession are to be experienced; by contacting us, we would bring those issues to light in future summits and cooperation with the BMA.

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