Critical Race Training in Education

Duke University School of Medicine

Medical School

Mailing Address
8 Searle Center Drive, Suite 4010
Campus PO Box 3710
Durham, North Carolina 27710
Phone
(919) 684-2455
Email address
medadm@dm.duke.edu
School Information
"Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation’s top medical schools. Ranked third among medical schools in the nation, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve human health locally and around the globe." The school enrolls over 1,300 students and employs more than 2,500 faculty physicians and researchers. (Source: https://medschool.duke.edu/about-school)
General Information
Duke University School of Medicine's Office of Diversity and Inclusion offers Anti-Racism resources, which include “An anti-racist reading list from Ibram X. Kendi” and a whole section on health disparities. The school's strategic plan recommended that the School, “Ensure that our learning environments teach cultural humility and foster the ability to practice equitable and anti-racist care and research.” The strategic plan also recommended that the School, “Implement a comprehensive anti-racism, bias, and discrimination training and education program for our workforce.” See developments below:

Activity

  • Symbolic Actions

    Duke University School of Medicine is joining the Anti-Racist Transformation in Medical Education Community of Practice cohort.

  • Resources

    The Office of Diversity and Inclusion offers Anti-Racism resources, which include “An anti-racist reading list from Ibram X. Kendi” and a whole section on health disparities.

  • Symbolic Actions

    The medical school was “selected as one of 11 medical schools from across the United States and Canada to participate in the Anti-Racist Transformation in Medical Education (ART in Med Ed) project, a national collaborative to dismantle systemic racism and bias in academic medicine.”

  • Resources

    Participants “from each participating medical school will engage in experiential learning, assessments, outcome and performance monitoring sessions, and coaching to move beyond knowledge transfer to enact change that is systemic and adaptive. This will be primarily led by two named groups at each institution, the Cohort and the Guiding Coalition.”

  • Symbolic Actions

    The health system “organized a walk of solidarity ‘to take a collective stand against systemic racism and injustice and to show the world that we are stronger together.’”

  • Symbolic Actions

    The school “released its Moments to Movement strategic plan, ‘Dismantling Racism and Advancing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the School of Medicine,’” which aims to “Enhance racial diversity and equity, inclusion and respect for all of our constituents.”

  • Faculty/Staff Requirements

    The school’s strategic plan will aim to, “Catalyze anti-racist practice through education of our current and future workforce.”

  • Program and Research Funding

    The school’s strategic plan will aim to, “Stimulate and promote evidence-based discoveries and their translation to reduce racial health disparities, promote equity, and improve health.”

  • Symbolic Actions

    As part of its initiative, the school “created and empowered four committees representing all stakeholders within the School: health professions students, graduate students and postdocs, staff, and faculty,” which in turn “made recommendations for School-wide change to our Oversight Committee, which synthesized and evaluated the final recommendations of the other four committees and proposed a plan based on those results.”

  • Faculty/Staff Requirements

    One of the committees’ goals was to “Train an intentionally anti-racist healthcare and biomedical research workforce.”

  • Curriculum Changes and Requirements

    Another of the committees’ goals was to, “Incorporate teaching racism and racial inequities through our teaching, research, and clinical missions.”

  • Disciplinary Measures

    The strategic plan recommended that the School, “Strengthen our institutional systems and resources for reporting and resolving concerns around bias, micro- and macroaggressions, racism, harassment, and discrimination.”

  • Curriculum Changes and Requirements

    The strategic plan recommended that the School, “Ensure that our learning environments teach cultural humility and foster the ability to practice equitable and anti-racist care and research.”

  • Faculty/Staff Requirements

    The strategic plan recommended that the School, “Implement a comprehensive anti-racism, bias, and discrimination training and education program for our workforce.”

  • Program and Research Funding

    The strategic plan recommended that the School, “Build anti-racist and health equity processes into our research systems” and “Enhance alignment and opportunities in health equity research.”

  • Symbolic Actions

    The school hosted an event titled, "Missing Not at Random: Disparities in Public Health and How Data Scientists Can Help." The event discussed COVID's Disparate Impact on Historically Marginalized Populations," among other topics.

  • Symbolic Actions

    The Dean's 2020 State of the School Address was on the topic "Turning a Moment into a Movement: Dismantling Racism in the Duke University School of Medicine."

  • Symbolic Actions

    In 2021, the Duke Clinical & Translational Science Institute "launched the Center for Equity in Research to advance equity, anti-racism, and anti-bias in clinical & translational research. Its Equity in Research Core (EIR) provides support for Duke's research teams."

  • Symbolic Actions

    The school tweeted, "At Duke today, thousands walked together in solidarity against racism and injustice. We are stronger together!"

  • Symbolic Actions

    The school tweeted, "The School of Medicine is dedicated to honoring the dream of Martin Luther King Jr., by working to dismantle racism within our institutional walls and in our surrounding community, on this day and every day. #MLK2021"

  • Symbolic Actions

    The school tweeted, "New in Magnify - Heeding the Call: Dismantling Racism. How the School of Medicine, along with other schools across Duke and throughout the country, have made a commitment to heed the call to eliminate racism and take a stand against racial injustice."

  • Symbolic Actions

    The school tweeted, "Check out the Fall 2020 DukeMed Alumni News, which highlights how the School of Medicine is providing a medical education during a global pandemic, and how it is embracing the challenge of dismantling systemic racism."

  • Symbolic Actions

    The school tweeted, "Since launching its Moments to Movement initiative in June 2020, Duke University School of Medicine has begun work to better understand the root causes and harms of racism and to develop strategies to reduce racial inequity."

  • Symbolic Actions

    The school appointed its first Vice Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Last updated February 18th, 2022