CMSRU Students Mark Black History Month With Multiple Events

The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) at CMSRU is celebrating black excellence with its 2019 Black History Month calendar of events, and they invite the entire Cooper community to join them. The events are designed to embrace black history and culture while being fun, informative, and encouraging thought-provoking discussion, inclusion, and camaraderie.

The celebration kicked off on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, with a potluck luncheon featuring a variety of traditional African American/soul foods. The potluck will help raise funds to send 20 students to the 2019 SNMA national conference in Philadelphia.

On Monday, February 25, 2019, at 6 p.m., CMSRU’s Diversity Council will host “Microaggressions in Patient Care.” This educational event will address microagressions that may exist in patient-physician encounters, and how health care providers can better address them. Topics such as cultural sensitivity, self-awareness of biases, and methods of bridging the gaps in patient care – beginning with communication and understanding – will be discussed. “Microagressions in Patient Care” will be held in CMSRU’s multipurpose room.