Critical Race Training in Education

Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine

Medical School

Mailing Address
200 1st Street SW
Rochester, Minnesota 55905
Phone
(507) 266-5568
School Information
"At Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, you'll find community in a diverse group of classmates, and learn from world-class faculty that will inspire you to further commit to your calling. As a national medical school, with campus locations in Rochester, Minnesota; Scottsdale/Phoenix, Arizona; and Jacksonville, Florida, you're encouraged to explore endless opportunities and take advantage of our unique resources and curriculum." The school enrolls 464 MD and MD/PhD students, and has a 3.4:1 full-time faculty-to-student ratio. (Source: https://college.mayo.edu/academics/mayo-clinic-alix-school-of-medicine/md-program/) (Source: https://college.mayo.edu/about/college-profile/facts-and-statistics/) (Source: https://college.mayo.edu/academics/mayo-clinic-alix-school-of-medicine/)
General Information
Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine curated “Anti-Racism and Equity Resources for Mayo Clinic Learners,” including 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.” According to the MinnPost, a joint-center between the University of Minnesota and the Mayo Clinic will “develop ways to address the impact of racism on the cardiovascular health of members of the state’s people of color,” using a “five-year, $19.4 million grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.” No mandatory critical race training sessions are required of students. However, see developments below:

Activity

  • Resources

    The college curated “Anti-Racism and Equity Resources for Mayo Clinic Learners,” including 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.”

  • Resources

    The Mayo Clinic’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion “works closely with several offices to coordinate programs for clinical practice, education and research efforts throughout Mayo Clinic.” Such offices include the Office of Health Equity and Inclusion, and the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science Office for Diversity.

  • Program and Research Funding

    According to the MinnPost, a joint-center between the University of Minnesota and the Mayo Clinic will “develop ways to address the impact of racism on the cardiovascular health of members of the state’s people of color,” using a “five-year, $19.4 million grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.”

  • Resources

    The Academic Units for Primary Care Training and Enhancement recommended that primary care units “Design learning environments within and outside institutions that advance health equity by enabling equal access to human, physical, and economic resources and opportunities that promote social, mental, and physical health.”

  • Resources

    The college offered a “Being an Upstander: Racism” resource guide, which recommends Robin DiAngelo’s "White Fragility” and Ibram X. Kendi’s “How to be Anti-Racist” as additional resources.

  • Symbolic Actions

    The college has an “Office for Education Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.”

  • Resources

    The college and the Office for Education Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion offers the Wilson Scholars Program, which “is a graduate medical education pathway program towards career advancement. The program is open to first, second, and third year medical students of all backgrounds that are committed to addressing issues of diversity and equity in health care.”

  • Resources

    The college also offers the “Mayo Clinic CARES (Career Advancement Research and Education Summer)” for Arizona high school students. The college says, “Emphasis is placed on students from special populations, underserved areas, diverse backgrounds, and interest in health equity and/or community outreach.”

  • Program and Research Funding

    The Mayo Clinic has a Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement research that aims to “develop the strategic direction and initiatives aimed at creating innovative solutions to health disparities throughout the course of life to advance the ideal of health equity.”

  • Resources

    In September of 2021, the school took to Facebook and announced that it was holding a Virtual Information Session where prospective students would hear from the Dean of DEI.

  • Resources

    In response to the death of George Floyd, the Office of Education, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion released a statement on social media and held an event in conjunction.

Last updated February 18th, 2022