Where Do i Fit In? A Perspective on Challenges Faced by Asian American Medical Students

Daniel J. Ahn, Namrata Garg, Aaditi G. Naik, James Fan, Helen Wei, Bonnie B. Song, Kevin Chung, Monica B. Vela, Karen E. Kim

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Asian American medical students (AAMSs) face significant bias in the medical learning environment and are more likely than White students to perceive their school climate negatively. Little is known about the factors that contribute to AAMSs' negative experiences. This perspective aims to describe AAMSs' experiences with diversity and inclusion efforts using survey data from a midwest regional conference, Asians in Medicine: A Conference on Advocacy and Allyship. AAMS respondents reported feeling excluded from diversity and inclusion efforts and conference participants advocated for institutional culture and climate assessments stratified by race and disaggregated into Asian subgroups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)324-328
Number of pages5
JournalHealth Equity
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 1 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health(social science)
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health Information Management

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