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Emory University School of Medicine

Medical School

Mailing Address
201 Dowman Drive
Atlanta, Georgia 30322
Phone
(404) 727-6123
Email address
medadmiss@emory.edu
School Information
"The Emory University School of Medicine is a leading institution with the highest standards in education, biomedical research, and patient care. We are committed to recruiting and developing a diverse group of students and innovative leaders in biomedical science, public health, medical education, and clinical care. We foster a culture that integrates leading edge basic, translational, and clinical research to further the ability to deliver quality health care, to predict illness and treat the sick, and to promote health of our patients and community." The school enrolls 582 medical students and 522 health professional students. It employs 3,166 physician and basic science faculty. (Source: https://www.med.emory.edu/about/mission/index.html) (Source: https://www.med.emory.edu/about/facts-and-figures/index.html)
General Information
Emory University School of Medicine will, “Design and implement an educational portfolio for learners, staff, and faculty that infuses principles and competencies of equity, cultural humility, antiracism, bias mitigation, and respect for all members of our community.” The school said, “The antiracism curriculum aims to equip faculty, staff, and learners with the knowledge and tools for identifying, challenging, and eliminating policies, practices, systems, and structures that promote or maintain inequities suppressing marginalized people. We’ll examine how society and institutions including Emory were founded and how they have historically created and maintained systemic and institutional inequities. We’ll then provide resources, strategies, and practices so each person can actively promote an antiracist environment of authentic engagement, advocacy, and leadership both within the School of Medicine and beyond.” See developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • The school will, “Design and implement an educational portfolio for learners, staff, and faculty that infuses principles and competencies of equity, cultural humility, antiracism, bias mitigation, and respect for all members of our community.”
  • The school said, “The antiracism curriculum aims to equip faculty, staff, and learners with the knowledge and tools for identifying, challenging, and eliminating policies, practices, systems, and structures that promote or maintain inequities suppressing marginalized people. We’ll examine how society and institutions including Emory were founded and how they have historically created and maintained systemic and institutional inequities. We’ll then provide resources, strategies, and practices so each person can actively promote an antiracist environment of authentic engagement, advocacy, and leadership both within the School of Medicine and beyond.”
  • The school said, “Building on the foundation laid by the School of Medicine’s first two years of then-termed unconscious bias training and leveraging best and emerging practices research, we will offer enhanced Implicit Bias Training (IBT) to move participants from awareness and understanding to action for personal and systems change. New sub-modules let trainers tailor sessions to participants’ professional functions, roles, and/or DEI concerns.”
  • The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine will, “Educate about unconscious bias, microaggressions, stereotypes and other related topics.”
Program and Research Funding
  • The Department of Pediatrics has a Center on Racial Equity for the Child, Youth and Family.
Resources
  • The school offers “Anti-Racism Resources,” such as Ibram X. Kendi’s “How to be an Antiracist” and Robin DiAngelo’s “White Fragility.”
  • The Department of Medicine offers “Racism and Bias in Medicine Infographics,” such as “The Relationships Among Vigilant Coping Style, Race, and Depression” and the “Effect of Clinician Bias on Doctor-Patient Communication and Care.”
  • The Department of Human Genetics offers DEI resources such as a webinar by Robin DiAngelo on “White Fragility.”
  • The school held a “Racism & Social Justice Webinar Series” with webinars such as “Dismantling Racism in the Ivory: How do we lead?” and “Anti-Racism Advocacy for Structural and Systemic Change.”
  • The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences offers an “Anti-Racism Handbook.” The Department writes, “Anti-racism resources are available for residents and faculty. In these anti-racism guides, we provide information about anti-racism and suggested actions that one can take to contribute to an equitable future for all.”
  • The Churchwell Diversity & Inclusion Collective (CDIC) “advocates for matters of diversity, equity, and inclusion at the resident level through professional development, networking, and community outreach programs. Members also serve on the Department of Medicine’s DEI Council.”
  • The Wellness, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (WEDI) Pathway aims to “Promote awareness and education in the WEDI topics and how they influence the culture of medicine and the emergency medicine residency training environment through the promotion of mentorship, academic opportunity and scholarly activity.” Residents will “obtain additional knowledge in the areas of: physician wellness, bias, diversity, racism/anti-racism, equity, and inclusion.”
Symbolic Actions
  • The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine has a Council for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
  • The school announced its Social Justice webinar series on Facebook in August 2020: "As the weekly Racism and Social Justice webinar series ends on Sept. 2, we thank everyone who participated in our community's collective education, engagement, and growth over the past several weeks. The final webinar, Racial Trauma, will be moderated by Marilyn Hazzard Lineberg (Faculty Staff Assistance Program), with panelists psychiatrists Telsie Andrews Davis and Andrea Burns, and psychologist Janice Hareword. Let's keep the conversation going. Please visit the video library to watch recordings from the series and explore the Anti-racism Resource Guide for additional readings, videos, and toolkits: https://fal.cn/3a33Z"
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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