Stephon Clark’s Shooting Inspires ‘Die-In’ Protest By UC Davis Medical Students
"We're demanding police accountability. We're demanding our health care institutions do more trauma-informed care within our communities," said Asadullah Awan, a medical student at the school and organizer for the event.
UC Davis Medical Students Hold Protest After Stephon Clark Shooting
Lying on the cement in front of the University of California, Davis School of Medicine in Sacramento, roughly 100 medical students participated in a "die-in" protest Tuesday, urging healthcare providers to do more to help people experiencing trauma after police incidents. Tuesday's event was hosted by the school's chapter of White Coats 4 Black Lives, a national group founded in 2015 in the aftermath of the police shooting of Michael Brown and the in-custody death of Eric Garner. (Chavez, 4/17)
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UC Davis Medical Students Stage Stephon Clark Protest, Call To End Racism In Health Care
Fourth-year UC Davis student Lucy Ogbu-Nwobodo was one of several students to call for more bias training for physicians, a better pipeline for physicians of color and an end to racial inequities in health care“We do not practice health care in a bubble,” she said. “We practice health care in an inherently racist system.” A large body of research shows that black patients generally receive lower quality care than white patients due to provider bias. They also face environmental barriers such as difficulty getting to appointments and lack of access to healthy foods and activities. (Caiola, 4/17)