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Georgetown University School of Medicine

Medical School

Mailing Address
3900 Reservoir Road, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20057
Phone
(202) 687-0100
School Information
"Guided by the Jesuit tradition of cura personalis, care of the whole person, Georgetown University School of Medicine will educate a diverse student body, in an integrated way, to become knowledgeable, ethical, skillful and compassionate physicians and biomedical scientists who are dedicated to the care of others and health needs of our society" (Source: https://som.georgetown.edu/mission-and-culture/our-mission/). The School of Medicine was founded in 1851.
General Information
The school is planning on performing a curriculum reform for anti-racism. Furthermore, the school is implementing a required summer reading for anti-racism for all incoming students. Resources for racial justice are provided in addition. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • The school states, "The GUMC community puts its commitment to anti-racism, racial justice and equity into motion through dozens of structures, committees, grants, and pipeline programs, and with curriculum reforms and community engagement."
  • In 2022, it was announced that "before taking part in the White Coat Ceremony, a tradition that officially marks the start of their medical education at Georgetown, incoming School of Medicine students first learned about racism and medicine through their required anti-racism summer reading."
Program and Research Funding
  • In 2022, it was announced that the National Institutes of Health awarded the school with a grant that will "invigorate the workforce and inspire students from diverse backgrounds to pursue doctoral degrees in the biomedical sciences by funding the Georgetown University Initiative for Maximizing Student Development" and "train a diverse, multidisciplinary group of graduate students, targeting enrollment of individuals underrepresented in biomedical research."
Resources
  • The School of Medicine provides Racial Justice Resources in order to "show solidarity and stand against racism."
  • In 2022, GUMC announced the creation of two new websites for the Racial Justice Institute, a "research hub," and the Center for Men's Health Equity which incorporates "men's health equity, well-being, and social justice."
Last updated November 20th, 2022
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