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S4E10: Elitism in Medicine

Mar 25, 2021

The white coat is a symbol of elitism in medicine. There's a certain way doctors talk, and there's a certain way doctors dress. History has long placed doctors into the elite class—a group of individuals who may be of higher intellect, wealth, power, and/or special skills and experiences, and in return may have higher influence in society. But medical elitism can build barriers among those in the field of medicine and also with patients. In S4E10, Harjit and Leen discuss how elitism in medicine can affect patient care.