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Grad student Sean Sweat presented at a Smithsonian forum on reckoning with our racial past

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In August, Sean Sweat, a second-year MD/PhD candidate at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, spoke during a segment at the Smithsonian virtual forum, Our Shared Future: Reckoning with Our Racial Past.

Sweat came to the attention of the forum organizers last year when she was featured in several news stories about Pitt med students writing a racial justice version of the Hippocratic Oath

Sweat spoke on the Smithsonian forum with other medical professionals on the topic of race, health and wealth. Her contribution touched on a vision for an equitable shared future, she said.

“If we can come to a point where we’re appreciating people for who they are, for example, their patient narrative and their background and their experiences, we then can go forth and develop a treatment plan for them that really meets their unique needs.”