The Impact of Microagressions: An Example in Medicine
Grades: 6 - 12

Video Description: New October 2022! A black woman doctor tells of applying for a different position in her hospital. After being told that black people and women never are selected, she resigned.

Type of Video: Topical*
Unique Video ID: Careers-48**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Give students the definition of microaggression and have them consider the example given in the video. They should then present their supported viewpoint on that question.
  • Use the video as a conversation starter dealing with microaggressions. If students have experienced microaggressions, ask how this made them feel and how they responded.


*Topical videos are filmed on location in the classroom/workspace/laboratory, in studio, or a combination of both to explain and/or demonstrate specific concepts, events, topics, or processes.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.