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Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Medical School

Mailing Address
Health Education Campus
9501 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Phone
(216) 368-2000
School Information
"Since 1843, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has been at the forefront of medical education, dedicated to enhancing human health, and a leader and innovator in healthcare education and biomedical research. The School's mission is three-fold: providing excellence in medical education through our unique curriculum, advancing discoveries from our laboratories to patients, and improving the health of our community. The School of Medicine is one of the top-25 medical schools in the country and both the #1 medical school and largest biomedical research institution in Ohio. It consistently ranks in the top tier of medical schools for NIH research funding. It has nearly two dozen program and degree options for prospective students and is 14th in the nation for graduating both successful faculty and Black physicians. In 2019, it opened the doors of a new 485,000 square foot Health Education Campus which brings together multiple health profession students from across the university under one roof to promote interprofessional education and collaborative practice." The school enrolls over 800 medical students, 800 master's students, and 380 doctoral students. It also employs more than 420 full-time basic science faculty and 2,300 full-time clinical faculty. (Source: https://case.edu/medicine/index.php/about)
General Information
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine's 2021 Education Retreat focused on anti-racism. Sessions included “Keeping our Pledge to Health Equity and Anti-Racism,” “Curriculum Review: Value of what we teach, value of the hidden curriculum in training the next generation of physicians on anti-racism,” and “Excellence Through Equity and Inclusion Along the Pipeline: Sustaining the Momentum.” No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, please see developments below:

Actions Taken

Resources
  • The school announced, “The School gives awards for promoting diversity at both the faculty and staff levels.”
  • The school’s 2021 Education Retreat focused on anti-racism. Sessions included “Keeping our Pledge to Health Equity and Anti-Racism,” “Curriculum Review: Value of what we teach, value of the hidden curriculum in training the next generation of physicians on anti-racism,” and “Excellence Through Equity and Inclusion Along the Pipeline: Sustaining the Momentum.”
Symbolic Actions
  • The Department of Bioethics’ Anti-Racism, Inclusion, and Diversity Committee will, “Incorporate the values of anti-racism, inclusion, and diversity in our bioethics research, education, and service. To incorporate these values is not to suggest that a separate stream of work will be generated, as if in parallel to the status quo ante. This incorporation indicates that bioethics is inextricably linked with these values.”
  • The school has been an intense participant in the Health Improvement Plan. According to the school, “Four elements are emphasized in the plan: 1) eliminating structural racism; 2) linking public health and physician care; 3) chronic disease control, and; 4) healthy eating, active living.”
  • The school hosts a regular webinar series on "racial disparity, social justice and the #OpioidCrisis," which it posts on both Twitter and Facebook. For instance, from November 2020: "Register for #CWRUSOM’s webinar, “Overcoming Stigma and Increasing Access: Challenges in Harm Reduction and Medication-Assisted Treatment,” from the series on racial disparity, social justice and the #OpioidCrisis, on Thursday, Nov. 19 from 3 – 5 p.m.: https://bit.ly/3kAkSLI"
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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