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    Iris Kang
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    Term: Structural Competency
    Prompt: In Dr. Damon Tweedy’s “Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine,” Dr. Tweedy discusses the current disparity that exists in disease susceptibility between Caucasian Americans and African Americans. He also discusses the reasons for why African Americans suffer from chronic diseases at a higher rate than Caucasian Americans. What are aspects of structural competency that Dr. Tweedy uses in his book to discuss the reasons for these disparities in health and disease susceptibility?

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