2nd Year MD Student, Northern Medical Program
Why is breaking bias and valuing differences so important in 2022?
Valuing differences, for example by diversifying our healthcare workforce, is a first step, and arguably the easiest one. The steps that follow involve critically assessing whether our immediate and systemic environments are truly inclusive and equitable in the allocation of power and opportunities. In 2022, progressing towards remedying centuries of structural and institutionalized racism, sexism, and oppression will involve listening, believing, and then taking real action in the forms of time and resources. Importantly, these steps also involve a collective motivation and unwavering energy towards achieving a justice-oriented future.