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Comment & Response
November 10, 2021

Incorporating Structural Competency Into Dermatologic Curricula

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Dermatology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas
JAMA Dermatol. 2021;157(12):1516-1517. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2021.4560

To the Editor We read with great interest the recent article by Lester and Taylor1 that called on dermatologists to dismantle structural racism by addressing the lack of diversity, poor accessibility to mentors, and socioeconomic constraints that disproportionately affect medical students belonging to racial and ethnic minority groups who are considering a career in dermatology. While addressing each of these structural inequities is important to begin reparations, these recommendations do not fully address the root cause of these inequities that are perpetuated by structural racism.

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