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CUNY School of Medicine

Medical School

Mailing Address
Harris Hall
160 Convent Avenue
New York, New York 10031
(212) 650-7718
School Information
"We are the only public allopathic medical school on the island of Manhattan. Located within iconic Harris Hall on the campus of the historic City College of New York, we are proud to call Harlem home. CUNY Med's commitment to primary care is authentic and longstanding. We provide high-quality healthcare for a diverse population of patients at nearby Harlem Hospital and St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx as well as other surrounding hospitals and clinics." (Source:

Actions Taken

Admissions Policies
  • The CSOM Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Policy states that the mission of the school is to "increase the number of practitioners from social, ethnic and racial backgrounds historically underrepresented in medicine."
Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • One of the responsibilities of the school's Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion is to manage and lead "diversity training, education and professional development opportunities for faculty, students, and staff to foster a structurally competent learning environment."
  • The CSOM Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Policy states that "CSOM is committed to increasing representation of people of color, specifically Latinx and African-Americans, through the development and implementation of initiatives and professional development to reduce bias in the recruitment, hiring and promotions processes, and to support the promotion and tenure of faculty from these groups."
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • The CSOM Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Policy states that it would create "programs and strategies to establish an equitable and inclusive environment/climate; and curricula to advance equity and social justice."
Program and Research Funding
  • Dr. Gonzalo Torres, Medical professor and Chair of the Department of Molecular Cellular & Biomedical Sciences at CUNY SOM received two awards totaling $2.5 million. The grants would "promote the advancement of underrepresented junior faculty members" interested in neuroscience and drug addiction research.
  • On November 30, 2022, CUNY News announced that the CUNY SOM "Pathways to Careers in Medicine and Research Program" received "increased funding due to Governor Kathy Hochul and the state’s commitment of more than $2.4 million to diversity programs managed by the Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY), which is funded in part by the state Department of Health."
Symbolic Actions
  • On June 30, 2023, the school signed on to the Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY) statement in response to the Supreme Court's decision regarding race-conscious admission policies, which stated the following: "The consortium of the 17 medical schools of New York State, is profoundly concerned that the United State Supreme Court decisions in Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard and Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina will diminish opportunities for talented students pursuing careers in medicine and science. These decisions reject a longstanding precedent that recognized the compelling interest of ensuring diversity in higher education and may undermine recent advances to address inequities in medical education and research."
Last updated July 17th, 2023
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