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George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Medical School

Mailing Address
2300 Eye Street, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20037
Phone
(202) 994-2987
Email address
medadmit@gwu.edu
School Information
"Founded in 1824, the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) is the 11th oldest medical school in the country and the first in the nation’s capital. Since its establishment, the school has been at the forefront of medical education, and has grown to include highly-ranked programs in the health and biomedical sciences" (Source: https://smhs.gwu.edu/about).
General Information
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences has created an Anti-Racism Coalition which seeks to educate students, faculty, and staff on matters such as anti-racism and structural racism. The medical school also provides courses for professional development, discussing anti-racism and equity. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • The School of Medicine and Health Sciences' "CORE Health" functions as a "multidisciplinary student research lab that relies on reciprocal university community partnerships by meeting the aims of the Anti Racism Coalition within GW’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences."
  • CORE Health offers professional development courses on topics such as "Moving Beyond Bystanding to Disrupting Racism," "Do I Have the Capacity to be Anti-racist?" and "Equitably Engaging Priority Populations in Pediatric Clinical Research."
Resources
  • The ARC has an Educational Series which offers the Spring 2022 Anti-Racism Book Club.
Symbolic Actions
  • The school founded an Anti-Racism Coalition which "aims to help students, faculty, and staff better understand concepts such as anti-racism and structural racism."
Last updated November 20th, 2022
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