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Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Medical School

Mailing Address
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx, New York 10461
Phone
(718) 430-2000
School Information
"Albert Einstein College of Medicine is a research-intensive medical school. For more than 60 years, our diverse faculty and staff have set the standard for excellence in medical and graduate education and patient-centered clinical care, and have made major contributions to scientific research enhancing human health in our communities and beyond. Our mission is to prepare a diverse body of students to become knowledgeable, compassionate physicians and innovative scientific investigators, and to create new knowledge. "Einstein is affiliated with both Montefiore Health System and Yeshiva University." The college has over 1,900 full-time faculty, 732 M.D. students, and 190 Ph.D. students. It offers 7 educational programs. (Source: https://www.einsteinmed.edu/about/)
General Information
In 2020, the college said that it will appoint a "course director for a new curriculum on structural determinants of health and racism in medicine, which begins this academic year for first-year medical students." That same year, the college announced that it will be, "Initiating a graduate school task force (Cultural Awareness and Research Curriculum Working Group) to determine how to incorporate anti-racism and social justice into the Ph.D. curriculum." See developments below:

Actions Taken

Admissions Policies
  • In 2020, the college said it will, "Require the M.D., Ph.D., and MSTP programs to report to the Council for Diversity and Inclusion on the demographics of applicants, and people who are offered interviews, are accepted, and matriculate into each of these programs" and "Develop plans for cultural awareness training for the admissions committees of the M.D., Ph.D., and MSTP programs."
Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • In 2020, a university official said of the curriculum, "All medical students must take at least an introduction to implicit-bias mitigation training during orientation."
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • In 2020, the college said that it will appoint a "course director for a new curriculum on structural determinants of health and racism in medicine, which begins this academic year for first-year medical students."
  • In 2020, the college said that it will be, "Initiating a graduate school task force (Cultural Awareness and Research Curriculum Working Group) to determine how to incorporate anti-racism and social justice into the Ph.D. curriculum."
  • The school's Facebook page reads, "In response to major shifts in the practice of medicine and the unprecedented upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Albert Einstein College of Medicine is transforming its medical education curriculum. New and enhanced elements include: compressing the pre-clerkship 'basic science years' to 18 months; an expanded course in healthcare delivery and health equity; a mandatory service-learning component; and more focused training to prepare students for their rotations and residencies. "
Disciplinary Measures
  • In 2020, the college said it will, "Develop and communicate to the student body a clear process for reporting misogynistic, racist, homophobic, or off-hand derogatory comments about the Bronx and its population that may occur during classes, in laboratories, or at clinical training sites."
Resources
  • The college's D. Samuel Gottesman Library has an "Anti-Racism Resources" guide, which includes Ibram X. Kendi's "Stamped from the Beginning : The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America."
  • The college has an event titled, "Reimagining Medical Education through Structural Competency - A Framework for Anti-Racism Series Part I: Introduction to Structural Competency and Revising Existing Curricula."
  • The newsletter sent by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion included the college's "Anti-Racism Library Guide," Anti-Racism Primer, and an "Anti-Racism Presentation."
Symbolic Actions
  • The college appointed a "senior associate dean for diversity and inclusion."
  • In 2020, the college said it will be, "Establishing a committee on Graduate School Diversity and Inclusion Efforts, which meets regularly to work on and implement important changes."
  • The college said it will, "Draft a policy on anti-racism."
  • The school's Facebook page announced that a researcher "received a grant in conjunction with colleagues at several other New York City research institutions to address the low participation of Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) in cancer clinical trials. The $6 million grant is part of Stand Up To Cancer's (SU2C) initiative to improve health equity in cancer."
  • The school's Facebook page announced, "This month, Einstein is launching a new training program for principal investigators to give them the tools they need to become better mentors for their graduate students and postdoctoral fellows -- especially those from groups underrepresented in science and medicine. Topics will include addressing equity and inclusion, promoting mentee research self-sufficiency, and cultivating ethical behavior. A similar training will be offered to Einstein medical students and their mentors."
  • The school's Facebook page reads, "Einstein received a five-year, $4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support the New York Regional Center for Diabetes Translation Research (NY-CDTR). One of only seven such centers in the country and the only one in the Northeast, the NY-CDTR promotes collaboration and research on effective strategies to improve diabetes prevention, care, and self-management, with an emphasis on health equity."
  • The school posted a video of an alumnus sharing his "5-step approach for making health systems #antiracist in his presentation, 'The Urgency of Now: Sustaining Antiracism in Academic Medicine.'"
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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