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Implementing an Antiracist Curriculum for Pediatric Residents with Dr. Orquidia Torres

November 16, 2023

In the latest episode of “That’s Pediatrics” – UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh’s podcast about all things pediatric health and wellness – our host talks with Orquidia “Kiki” Torres, MD, MS, director of Medical Student and Resident Education and Fellowship Program director in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, about the development of an antiracist curriculum to educate trainees on the impact of racism, especially in healthcare and in Pittsburgh.

Specifically, our experts touch on the development of an anti-racism curriculum, how the motivation for this initiative came from racial inequities in Pittsburgh and the 2019 Inequality Report, how trainees reported increased comfort in discussing and addressing racial inequities following participation in the curriculum, the importance of addressing uncomfortable topics, such as racism in healthcare, the need for similar initiatives in different cities, and more.

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