Structural Competency: Engaging Stigma and Inequality in Medicine and Medical Training


At the conclusion of the presentation, the participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the historical origins of Structural Competency
  2. Describe the structural bases of stigmatizations of mental illness in the United States
  3. Discuss how the structural origins of stigma vs schizophrenia intersected with political anxieties about race.
  4. Explain the benefits of training pre-health students in structural competency

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Presenter 1
Jonathan Metzl, MD, PhD, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Health, and Society; Director, Center for Medicine, Health, and Society, and Professor of Psychiatry at Vanderbilt University

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