Psychiatry Grand Rounds: Sick of Race: How Racism Harms Health and Misleads Medicine

Presented by:
Dr. Clarence (Lance) Gravlee

Associate Professor

Department of Anthropology

University of Florida


Faculty Disclosure:

Dr Gravlee has disclosed that he has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. No one else in a position to control content has any financial relationships to disclose.

Conflict of interest information for the CME Advisory Committee members can be found on the following website: All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Release Date: January 6, 2022
Expiration Date:  January 5, 2025

Target Audience: Primary Care Physicians, Specialty Physicians, Clinical Neurologists

Learning Objectives:

As a result of participation in this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe why the concept of race is incompatible with the structure of human genetic variation.
  2. Assess assumptions about race that appear in medical literature, education, and clinical practice.
  3. Recognize and explain the biological consequences of systemic racism.
  4. Formulate strategies to counteract racist assumptions in clinical research and practice.

Requirements for successful completion: Certificates are awarded upon successful completion (80% proficiency) of the post-test.

Accreditation: The University of Florida College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit: The University of Florida College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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