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Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

Medical School

Mailing Address
600 Moye Blvd
Greenville, North Carolina 27834
Phone
(252) 744-1020
Email address
oed@ecu.edu
School Information
"East Carolina University School of Medicine, now Brody School of Medicine (BSOM), was established in 1974 by the North Carolina legislature. The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University offers a rich and rewarding undergraduate medical education experience. Our moderate size is an advantage, allowing students to develop close collegial relationships with their classmates and the faculty. The school is known for its innovative approaches to teaching, yet it does so in a way that enhances the rich traditions and ethical foundation of medical practice. Many of our students choose to become generalists, but our graduates compete well for postgraduate appointments no matter what specialty they pursue." (Source: https://medicine.ecu.edu/admissions/our-mission/)

Actions Taken

Admissions Policies
  • Vice Chairs of Diversity and Inclusion at BSOM "Enhance inclusion efforts within each department at BSOM with a specific focus on student recruitment/retention, faculty recruitment/retention, campus climate, and outreach."
  • The Office of Diversity Affairs at BSOM published a document titled "Meeting Our Diversity Mission," which states that the Office "regularly travels to in-state historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and minority serving institutions (MSIs) to recruit students to BSOM."
Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • All residents at Brody's Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine department take "GME Implicit Bias Training."
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • Brody's Psychiatry Residency Program curriculum includes several courses on diversity and inclusion issues including "Didactic on Principles of Cultural Competence" and "Didactic on Cultural Psychiatry."
Program and Research Funding
  • Through the school's Department of Family Medicine, the Carolina Consortium to Improve BP Control in Vulnerable Populations¬†is a "5-year grant funded, multi-site randomized clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness of using home blood pressure telemonitoring and a team-based care model to enhance blood pressure control among people with uncontrolled high blood pressure especially in minority populations and those with social challenges."
  • The school's Department of Family Medicine received grant funding to "train future psychologists to work with rural, underserved patients in an integrated care setting."
  • The Office of Diversity Affairs at BSOM published a list "Scholarships for Underrepresented Minorities in Medicine (URMM) Students."
Resources
  • Vice Chairs of Diversity and Inclusion at BSOM "Improve the quality of work and learning environments within each department at BSOM by promoting the integration of diversity awareness and humility into every aspect of the BSOM environment."
  • The GME [Graduate Medical Education] Diversity Committee at Brody is a resident committee that "works on programming and activities for diversity and inclusion for all residents of ECU/ECU Health."
  • The Claremont Institute Center for the American Way of Life published a January 2022 report titled "Critical Social Justice in the UNC System," which discusses how many UNC system schools "promote CSJ policies under the seemingly innocuous rubric of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)." According to the report, the Brody School has implemented DEI in the following ways: "ECU aims to serve a global society through its emphasis on DEI and diversify its faculty, staff, and students. While it has four university-level administrators dedicated to DEI, only its Brody School of Medicine (which has five administrators, including three making six figures) has built a sophisticated staff to promote DEI at the college level. The Brody School actually appears to spend more than the university level on DEI salaries!"
Last updated September 22nd, 2023
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