Rejected petition Medical schools must include BAME representation in clinical teaching

The GMC must pass guidance requiring that course material in all medical schools must include ethnically diverse examples of case presentations, especially in clinically relevant instances where disease presentation differs between white and different BAME patients.

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Medical teaching should be representative of the society we live in. White normativity in medical teaching means medical students are often unprepared in recognising signs of diseases in BAME patients that do not present in the same way as white patients. Representation is vital so that future doctors can provide the same high level of care to all patients, and in doing so, work to bridge racial disparities in the medical field. Representation can quite literally save lives.

This petition was rejected

Why was this petition rejected?

It’s about something that the UK Government or Parliament is not responsible for.

The General Medical Council (GMC) is independent of the Government of House of Commons, so we cannot accept petitions about the GMC.

We have also published several petitions about race and equality more widely, which you can view here: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions?state=open&topic=race-and-equality

We only reject petitions that don’t meet the petition standards.