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Texas A&M School of Medicine

Medical School

Mailing Address
8447 Riverside Parkway
Bryan, Texas 77807
Phone
(979) 436-0200
Email address
com.admissions@tamu.edu
School Information
"Founded as part of Texas A&M University with a charter class of 32 students in 1977, the Texas A&M School of Medicine was one of five medical schools established by the Teague-Cranston Act. This federal bill created medical schools in conjunction with existing Veterans Affairs hospitals to meet the needs of the medically underserved areas of the country. "From the beginning, the School of Medicine has followed the land grant service tradition of Texas A&M University and sought to provide well trained physicians and medical scientists in areas of need, including primary care and clinical care in rural communities, and to provide affordable medical school training for medical students. To create a workforce equipped to answer these demands, and the demands of a changing health care landscape, the School of Medicine has consistently worked to innovate its curriculum and collaborations. Now home to campuses in Bryan-College Station, Temple, Round Rock, Dallas and Houston, the School of Medicine currently enrolls approximately more than 700 medical students and more than 70 graduate students. "Throughout the School of Medicine, active research programs are currently underway in biochemistry, cancer, cardiovascular and integrated biology, cell and molecular biology, clinical translational medicine, microbial and molecular pathogenesis and neuroscience. Research is conducted through both the basic science and clinical departments, and the research institutes affiliated with the college. "The School of Medicine remains committed to providing an environment which promotes the Texas A&M Core Values in its physicians and scientists. An emphasis on broad-based instruction in the medical sciences produces individuals with the knowledge, expertise, and vision to meet the challenges facing medicine in the 21st century in human science, clinical skills and patient care." (Source: https://medicine.tamu.edu/about/history.html)
General Information
The school of medicine has an office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. As part of its DEI statement, the college will aim for "Continuous student, staff, and faculty development on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)." The school has a "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee," which aims to "promote the vision and mission of the School of Medicine as stated in the DEI statement."

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • As part of its DEI statement, the college will aim for "Continuous student, staff, and faculty development on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)."
Faculty/Staff Requirements
  • As part of the "2020 University Diversity Plan Accountability Report," the school said that it implemented "Monthly DEI Seminar/Workshop series for mindset change/scholarship," "TAMU-mandated implicit bias training for search committee members," and "DEI statement requirement."
Program and Research Funding
  • The committee will also "Promote DEI scholarship, including attracting external grants."
Resources
  • The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion "gives administrative and financial support to URM students’ organizations through the students’ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee, which oversees URM-based student-led activities, including a monthly DEI seminar series to foster inclusivity in both medical and postgraduate programs."
  • The school of medicine has an office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
  • The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion has "EXCELLENCE IN DEI AWARDS," where award winners receive "$500 and a plaque" based on the criteria of "Accountability," "Campus climate," and "Equity."
  • The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion provided resources including "We are Living in a Racist Pandemic" and "Resources for Engaging in Anti-Racism Work."
  • The school has a "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee," which aims to "promote the vision and mission of the School of Medicine as stated in the DEI statement."
  • The DEI committee will "Organize and participate in seminar, workshop and symposia series that promote DEI" and "Regularly monitor the DEI climate of the School of Medicine."
  • As part of its DEI statement, the college will aim to "Form DEI committees (including students; staff and faculty)" and "Get a DEI rep in all recruitment committees (including students, staff, and faculty recruitment)."
Symbolic Actions
  • As part of its Strategic Plan, the School of Medicine will "Foster a climate that promotes diversity, inclusion, and equity while embracing cultural differences."
Last updated November 20th, 2022
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