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Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Medical School

Mailing Address
185 South Orange Avenue
Newark, New Jersey 07103
Phone
(973) 972-4631
School Information
"New Jersey Medical School, located in Newark and part of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, is committed to educating humanistic, culturally competent future physicians. Our community fosters diversity in the medical profession and actively recruits students from backgrounds that are underrepresented in medicine. The school’s longstanding history and the unique demographics within the city of Newark provide an educational experience designed to transform our students into the physician leaders of the future" (Source: https://www.rutgers.edu/academics/schools-and-colleges/new-jersey-medical-school). New Jersey Medical School was founded in 1954.

Actions Taken

Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • The school's DEI policy seeks to "review and modify NJMS curriculum to promote an understanding of diversity and equity across all educational domains."
Faculty/Staff Requirements
  • The school's DEI policy intends to "equip NJMS leadership, faculty, and support staff to address issues pertinent to diversity, equity, and inclusion."
Program and Research Funding
  • The school's DEI policy seeks to "value and support research that advances an understanding of diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice."
Resources
  • The school's Office of the Dean released a memo laying out their DEI policy, expressly "that diversity, equity, and inclusion enhances our ability as an academic community to foster innovation and excellence."
  • Previously called the Office of Special Programs, the Office for Diversity and Community Engagement engages in partnerships to "embrace and recognize the impact that diversity has on the educational experience of all students and on the delivery of culturally competent quality healthcare."
Symbolic Actions
  • On September 14, 2022, the school held an event on the topic of "Implicit Bias and Structural Racism's Impact on a Diverse Workforce."
Last updated November 20th, 2022
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