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Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Medical School

Mailing Address
1402 South Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, Missouri 63104
Phone
(314) 977-9870
Email address
slumd@health.slu.edu
School Information
"Saint Louis University School of Medicine has a long tradition of excellence in teaching, research and patient care. Established in 1836, the school has the distinction of awarding the first medical degree west of the Mississippi River. Today, about 550 faculty members, 700 medical students and 550 residents in 48 graduate medical education programs, including residencies, subspecialty residencies and fellowships, call SLU home. The school is a leading center of research in five key areas: cancer, infectious disease, liver disease, aging and brain disorders, and heart/lung disease" (Source: https://www.slu.edu/medicine/about/index.php).
General Information
The School of Medicine engages in numerous anti-racist and DEI initiatives. Namely, DICE (the Division of Diversity and Innovative Community Engagement) was created and hosts its Diversity and Inclusion Webinar Series, covering anti-racism as a core topic. DEI resources are also offered by DICE. The School of Medicine is additionally home to the Diversity and Social Equity committee, promoting minority recruitment and retention. The committee also hosts numerous DEI events. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • The School of Medicine's Diversity and Social Equity Committee will "enhance the integration of diversity and inclusion-related discourse into the education and training of students, residents, faculty, and staff with relevant knowledge and experience about cultural and individual diversity as it relates to the field of family, community, and behavioral medicine."
  • The Division of Diversity and Innovative Community Engagement's goal to "establish a culture of inclusive excellence, equity, and human flourishing for all members of Saint Louis University and our connected communities through education, elimination, and transformation" is accomplished by its Diversity and Inclusion Webinar Series which covers "whiteness, anti-blackness, and anti-racism in society" in efforts towards "achieving social justice and racial equality through the promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion."
Resources
  • The School of Medicine has a Diversity and Social Equity Committee which will "provide guidance and resources to faculty, students, and staff when diversity and inclusion-related questions or concerns arise related to marketing and recruitment materials, policies and procedures of the department and associated clinics, interpersonal relationships, the climate of the learning environment in the department, and retention of faculty and students who occupy minority identities."
  • DICE offers numerous resources for DEI.
Symbolic Actions
  • SLU's School of Medicine has hosted numerous events on "Diversity and Social Equity."
  • The School of Medicine's Diversity and Social Equity committee will "match underrepresented faculty, staff, students, and residents with mentors with relevant knowledge and experience for promoting faculty and student retention and success."
  • The Diversity and Social Equity committee hosts many events and programs related to DEI.
Last updated November 20th, 2022
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