Green’s course “Race in American Obstetrics and Gynecology” approved for medical school curriculum

Tiffany Green, PhD, of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Reproductive and Population Health, will teach a new course to students in the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. “Race in American Obstetrics and Gynecology” will mainly be offered to M3s.

Green’s innovative course sounds incredible:

“Opportunity for medical students to survey the history of race in American obstetrics and gynecology. Gain understanding of how race and theories of racial difference informed the development of the field and justified the treatment of Black, indigenous and immigrant patients. Understand the vital contributions of Black enslaved women, other women of color, and Irish immigrants to obstetrics and gynecology. Make connections between racialized historical practices and contemporary norms in reproductive healthcare.”

Congratulations, Dr. Green, and thank you for making sure medical students in the UW SMPH spend some time with this important topic.