Critical Race Training in Education

Miller School of Medicine – University of Miami

Medical School

Mailing Address
1600 NW 10th Avenue #1140
Miami, Florida 33136
Phone
(305) 243-3234
Email address
med.admissions@miami.edu
School Information
"The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is an innovative institution that empowers our students and trainees to transform lives, and inspires them to serve our global community. Research is the backbone of our school. Through it, we are able to advance health care through leading-edge discoveries and offer the highest quality education to tomorrow’s physician-scientists. We know institutional culture affects faculty vitality, trust and inclusion, work-life balance, values alignment and equality. Under the leadership of Dean Henri Ford, we have created an environment where our faculty feel energized by their work and supported to develop personally and professionally." The school enrolls 819 medical school students and employs 1,523 full-time faculty. (Source: https://med.miami.edu/about-us) (Source: https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-medical-schools/university-of-miami-04021)
General Information
The school's Task Force on Racial Justice's Curriculum subcommittee recommended that the school "adopt core competencies related to anti-racism. These should be vertically and horizontally integrated across each phase of the NextGenMD curriculum." Additionally, the Curriculum subcommittee recommended that the school, "Integrate anti-racism in the basic science curriculum as well as in the clinical and social sciences curricula." See developments below:

Activity

  • Symbolic Actions

    The school created its Task Force on Racial Justice with three goals: Identify the systemic racism that exists within the Miller School, Provide feasible recommendations to promote anti-racism practices, and Strategically implement these recommendations. The task force consisted of seven subcommittees.

  • Resources

    The Task Force on Racial Justice's Student Affairs subcommittee recommended that the school "Develop a robust Allyship program to promote curricular and extracurricular activities across the medical campus."

  • Disciplinary Measures

    The Task Force on Racial Justice's Student Affairs subcommittee recommended that the school "Expand CANEWATCH to enable anonymous reporting of racial injustice or discrimination."

  • Curriculum Changes and Requirements

    The Task Force on Racial Justice's Curriculum subcommittee recommended that the school "adopt core competencies related to anti-racism. These should be vertically and horizontally integrated across each phase of the NextGenMD curriculum" and "Integrate anti-racism in the basic science curriculum as well as in the clinical and social sciences curricula." The task force also recommended that the school, "Eliminate race as a biologic predictor/risk factor in curricular materials."

  • Curriculum Changes and Requirements

    The Task Force on Racial Justice's Residents/Fellows subcommittee recommended that the school "include talks on inclusivity, cultural sensitivity" in the curriculum in residency.

  • Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training

    The Task Force on Racial Justice's Research subcommittee recommended that the school "Create a mandatory, annual university-wide diversity, social justice, and cultural sensitivity training program" for students and trainees in research.

  • Re-Imagining Policing

    The Task Force on Racial Justice's Community Engagement subcommittee recommended that the school "Decrease criminalization of nonviolent activities (homelessness) in the areas surrounding UM medical Campus" and "Re-imagine public safety and increase city/county funding for it, while also decreasing the burden of public safety on police."

  • Admissions Policies

    The Task Force on Racial Justice's Admissions subcommittee aimed to, "Identify and eliminate racial bias that exists with the admissions process."

  • Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training

    The Task Force on Racial Justice's Residents/Fellows subcommittee aimed to, "Provide dedicated microaggressions training" and "Implement long-term training and education" on topics such as "Racism as a social determinant of health care" and "Case-based curriculum to address bias and racism in the clinical setting."

  • Faculty/Staff Requirements

    The Task Force on Racial Justice's Faculty Affairs subcommittee focused on "Eliminating racism and microaggressions between faculty and learners" and aimed to "Require education and training for all leaders, and then for all faculty."

  • Program and Research Funding

    The Task Force on Racial Justice's Research subcommittee aimed to "Enhance opportunities to address health inequities and the relationship between multiple racism levels, including anti-Black racism and health outcomes."

  • Curriculum Changes and Requirements

    The Task Force on Racial Justice's Curriculum subcommittee aimed to "Adopt core competencies related to anti-racism," "Increase racial inclusivity in all aspects of basic science and clinical curricula," and "Eliminate race as a biologic predictor/risk factor in curricular materials."

  • Resources

    The Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement offered "Racial Justice Resources," which included Robin DiAngelo's "White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism" and Ibram X. Kendi's "How to be an Antiracist."

  • Resources

    At its "The Path Forward: Report of the Task Force on Racial Justice" event, university leadership highlighted the findings of its task force.

  • Symbolic Actions

    The school tweeted, "The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine's Task Force on Racial Justice is committed to establishing a culture that embraces anti-racism practices and promotes diversity and inclusion."

  • Symbolic Actions

    The school posted on its Facebook page, "The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine's Task Force on Racial Justice was created in 2020 in response to the political and racial climate that has permeated the country and our medical school. The team committed to establishing a culture that embraces anti-racism practices and promotes diversity and inclusion."

Last updated May 12th, 2022