History of Racism in Medicine

Through a series of short lectures via Canvas, you’ll learn about the history of structural racism in the US healthcare system. We will acknowledge the myriad ways in which this country's long and violent history of racial oppression and injustice continues to impact the lives and health of Black Americans, Indigenous people, and other people of color.

This self-paced faculty development curriculum is composed of six video modules, discussion questions, as well as slides, articles, and a TED talk you can view at your own convenience.

Complete the registration form to receive the link to the Canvas site. NOTE: A UMN email is needed in order to access the Canvas course.   


This course is open to faculty, staff, and learners within the Medical School.

Faculty Facilitator

Dr. Dominique Tobbell is a historian of science, technology, and medicine. She's a former faculty member in the Department of Surgery and served as Director of the Program in the History of Medicine. Dr. Tobbell is currently the Director of the Eleanor Croder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry at the University of Virginia School of Nursing.