Critical Race Training in Education

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Medical School

Mailing Address
1 Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, New York 10029
Phone
(212) 241-6696
Email address
admissions@mssm.edu
School Information
"The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is an international leader in medical and scientific training, biomedical research, and patient care. It is the medical school for the Mount Sinai Health System, which includes eight hospital campuses, and has more than 5,000 faculty and nearly 2,000 students, residents and fellows. Our unwavering pursuit of intellectual exchange, breakthrough research, and multidisciplinary teamwork propels us ever forward in biomedical discoveries and advances. We pursue ideas that often challenge conventional wisdom to revolutionize the practice of medicine and produce dramatically better outcomes for patients. We make big, bold bets by investing in radical free thinkers and technology at the cutting edge." The school enrolls nearly 2,000 students, residents, and fellows. It also employs more than 5,000 faculty. (Source: https://icahn.mssm.edu/about)
General Information
The Mount Sinai Health System’s task force aimed to, “Provide anti-racism education and resources throughout the MSHS in order to foster a learning community at all levels and to help advance an anti-racism and equity culture.” As part of the school’s curriculum re-envisioning, it will incorporate “Ground training in the underpinnings of social determinants of health and racism/bias” in its content. The Department of Medical Education committed to, “Implementing an antiracist curriculum for the medical school leaders, educators, administrators, and mentors.” See developments below:

Activity

  • Resources

    The school launched the a three-year “Anti-Racist Transformation in Medical Education” project to “Develop the capacity of medical schools to dismantle systemic racism and bias in their work and learning environments” and “Promote shared learning on how to dismantle racism within and across medical schools” through an “interactive virtual learning platform.”

  • Faculty/Staff Requirements

    The Department of Medical Education committed to, “Implementing an antiracist curriculum for the medical school leaders, educators, administrators, and mentors.”

  • Curriculum Changes and Requirements

    As part of the school’s curriculum re-envisioning, it will incorporate “Ground training in the underpinnings of social determinants of health and racism/bias” in its content.

  • Resources

    The school offers a “Racism & Bias Reading List,” that includes “Understanding and Dismantling Racism: The Twenty-First Century Challenge to White America” and “Black and White Racial Identity—Theory, Research, Practice.”

  • Program and Research Funding

    The school’s Racism and Bias Initiative (RBI) x Center for Anti-Racism in Practice (CAP) Fellows will “contribute to the existing body of antiracist work within Medical Education through nine key projects across the School,” such as “Equity in Admissions” and “Anti-Oppressive MEPO Assessment” (which involves developing “a comprehensive list of existing assessment tools related to anti-oppression for the new Medical Education Program Objective.”).

  • Resources

    The school said, “By participating in Chats for Change, we offer an opportunity for attendees to explore key concepts related to racism and bias and uncover who they are in relation to others.” One Chats for Change is “offered to all faculty, staff, and students within the Mount Sinai Health System,” while the other is “offered nationally—to all within the medical education and healthcare communities.”

  • Resources

    The school held a “Medical Education Grand Rounds” event where participants would “Understand the history of scientific racism” and “Understand race as a social construct,” among other objectives.

  • Resources

    The school’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion offered a “United in Solidarity” resource guide, which included Ibram X. Kendi’s “How to Be an Antiracist” and Robin DiAngelo’s “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism.”

  • Symbolic Actions

    The Mount Sinai Health System Task Force to Address Racism will be “addressing racism and its effects on our faculty, staff, students, trainees, patients, visitors, and the communities we serve.”

  • Resources

    The health system’s task force aimed to, “Enhance leadership learning, capacity, knowledge, engagement, and accountability so that all leaders are able to participate fully in anti-racism and equity efforts.”

  • Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training

    The health system’s task force aimed to, “Provide anti-racism education and resources throughout the MSHS in order to foster a learning community at all levels and to help advance an anti-racism and equity culture.”

  • Resources

    The health system’s task force held, “Town Halls, listening tours, and community-building efforts are focusing on health equity and anti-racism.”

  • Program and Research Funding

    The health system announced, “Institute for Health Equity Research was founded, and the focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion in research was expanded.”

  • Resources

    The Office for Diversity and Inclusion offers a “course for managers: Creating a Brave Space for Conversations about Race. The course is a two-part series providing you with tools to develop increased confidence to facilitate discussions around race and racism with your colleagues and teams.”

  • Resources

    In January of 2022, the school highlighted on social media that its System Chair of Neurology will speak at the University of Rochester’s annual Neurotherapeutics Symposium, The 2022 symposium focused on the theme of “Integrating Equity within Translational Research.” The specific leadership panel focused on “Ending Structural Racism during Translational Research in Neurology.”

  • Symbolic Actions

    In December of 2021, the school took to social media and highlighted one of its Residents of the Month, Dr. Natalie Cohen, for creating the Anti-Racism Task Force within the Department of OBGYN.

  • Resources

    In October of 2021, the school highlighted the Mount Sinai Health System’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer on its social media.

  • Symbolic Actions

    In August of 2021, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai announced on social media that it partnered with Meharry Medical College to “address racism and bias in the basic sciences and introduce greater diversity and inclusion.”

  • Program and Research Funding

    The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai announced on social media that it will be providing fellowship awards to graduate students “for projects focused on anti-racism work” through the Anti-Racism Liaison.

  • Resources

    In 2021, the school launched and highlighted its seminar series, “The Impact of Racism on Mental Health,” on social media.

  • Resources

    In 2021, the school announced on social media that it would host an event on “racial healing.”

  • Program and Research Funding

    In October of 2021, the school announced on social media that the school has been “awarded a five-year, $16 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to foster inclusive excellence in the biomedical sciences using evidence-based approaches.”

  • Resources

    In December of 2021, the school announced on social media that the Mount Sinai’s Psychiatry Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee will host a monthly lecture series.

Last updated February 23rd, 2022