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Re-Examining Medicine: The Integration of Socio-cultural Views in the Medical Field

Have you ever thought that there is more that physicians and medical students can do to reduce health outcomes among different populations? Minority groups are at a higher risk of chronic health diseases yet most concurrently live in socially and sometimes medically disadvantaged areas. Have you ever thought that the reason for the disproportionate levels of health outcomes and disease burden along racial ethnic lines is more due to social circumstances than genetics? Please read this article to hear D&I’s resident co-chair Dr. Vanessa al Rashida’s experience with the Zuni Reservation in New Mexico.

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