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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Diversity and Inclusion

External Resources

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion has developed what we call the Provocative Reading List. It is populated with a variety of written pieces about the issues faced in our field, both within medicine and beyond.

Diversity and Inclusion

Broadly Speaking

Race and Gender Specific

Female Lens

Implicit/Unconscious Bias

Social Justice

Health Disparities

Disability and Medicine

Action-Oriented Reports


Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor's Reflections on Race and Medicine, Hardcover – September 8, 2015, by Damon Tweedy (Author).
Black Man in a White Coat examines the complex ways in which both black doctors and patients must navigate the difficult and often contradictory terrain of race and medicine. As Tweedy transforms from student to practicing physician, he discovers how often race influences his encounters with patients. Through their stories, he illustrates the complex social, cultural, and economic factors at the root of most health problems in the black community.