COVID-19 has hit physicians hard—some more than others – American Medical Association – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
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COVID-19 exposed the nation’s lack of health equity as, early in the epidemic, a disproportionate negative impact was found among Black, American Indian and Native Alaskan, Hispanic, Asian and Pacific Islander communities. It has now also become clear that the physicians who practice in and belong to those same communities often bear a larger portion of the pandemic’s toll as well.

An AMA-sponsored study, “Experiences of Racially and Ethnically Minoritized and Marginalized Physicians in the U.S. During the COVID-19 Pandemic(PDF) details the results of a web-based, 12-question survey conducted in the summer of 2020 that nearly 750 physicians took part in.

Physicians who are from demographic groups that have been historically underrepresented in or excluded from the field

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