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Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Medical School

Mailing Address
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, Michigan 48309
(248) 370-3634
Email address
School Information
"Today, Oakland is one of 15 public universities in Michigan. Oakland has an enrollment of nearly 20,000 students and a Carnegie classification of doctoral/research university-intensive. Beaumont is now Corewell Health. OUWB medical students train at three Corewell Health East Hospitals: Corewell Health William Beaumont University Hospital in Royal Oak, Corewell Health Troy and Corewell Health Grosse Pointe." "Located on a picturesque 1,441 acre campus of wooded hills and rolling meadows in Southeastern Michigan, Oakland University is a doctoral/research intensive university. At the center of main campus, OUWB enjoys close access to the Kresge Library, the Hannah Hall of Science Anatomy Lab, the Oakland Center (student union) and the Recreation Center." (Source:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • On April 16, 2021, OUWB News reported that in 2020, the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee "recommended creation and implementation of the Diversity Champion program to extend and deepen the commitment to OUWB’s diverse learning environment." (The program is also referred to as "Diversity Champion Training.")
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • OUWB outlines its core competencies, including "Professionalism," which describes one of its learning objectives as follows: "Demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to a diverse patient population, including but not limited to diversity in gender, age, culture, race, religion, disabilities, and sexual orientation."
  • The school's Diversity and Inclusion webpage provides "Anti-Racism and Diversity Resources" which include Ibram Kendi's "How To Be An Antiracist" and Robin J. DiAngelo's "White Fragility."
  • The Diversity Lecture Series at OUWB is "designed to highlight health equity in medicine and health care, as well as critical challenges of diversity and the way we practice in our community."
  • OUWB's Health Equity Symposium is an annual program "co-sponsored by the Oakland University School of Nursing and Beaumont Health System in honor of National Minority Health Month, which is supported by the United States Department of Health and Human Services." The program highlights the "health disparities that persist among racial and ethnic minority populations and the ways in which legislation, policies and programs can help advance health equity."
  • OUWB's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council "looks for ways to facilitate opportunities for successes of underrepresented populations, to identify strategies to enhance the OUWB environment with respect to inclusiveness with medical students, faculty and staff, advises administration on current issues and actions pertaining to DEI, and provides a collective, coherent voice and serves as a resource for all stakeholders on issues related to diversity."
  • On February 15, 2023, OUWB News reported that the school would hold a new "Equity-Mindedness Series" between February 16 and April 20. The series aimed at "creating an inclusive and racially just learning environment that benefits all students."
  • On October 16, 2019, OUBW News announced that the school's Diversity Lecture series would "feature a presentation from V. Thandi Sulé, Ph.D., Oakland University professor, and self-described 'critical race feminist hip-hop scholar'" on October 22, 2019, titled "Navigating Race and Equity in Health Care."
Symbolic Actions
  • On June 2, 2020, then-Interim Dean Duane Mezwa, M.D. releases a message on racial injustice and stated the following: "The effects of racism begin early in life and perpetuate throughout our educational and health systems. It is a moral imperative that we rectify the injustices; we are all responsible for driving the change."
Last updated July 3rd, 2023
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