Critical Race Training in Education

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Medical School

Mailing Address
924 E 57th Street #104
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Phone
(773) 702-1937
School Information
"Pritzker is one of few medical schools to be located physically on its University campus, offering both intellectual and social advantages to students who spend their medical school years within a vibrant, multidisciplinary community. Most importantly, the opportunity for collaborative research and study is outstanding: all divisions of the University and its professional schools are located within steps of the hospital, as are the extensive biological and physical sciences research laboratories, thus providing a rich array of opportunities for our medical students." The school enrolls 364 medical school students and also employs 930 full-time faculty. (Source: https://pritzker.uchicago.edu/about) (Source: https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-medical-schools/university-of-chicago-04033)
General Information
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine will, “Require the participation in implicit bias, anti-racism, and ally-ship training and education for medical students, core faculty, and staff” and “Strongly encourage and facilitate the participation in such training for all members of our community – faculty, residents, staff, and students.” As part of their First Year Courses, medical students must take “Health Equity, Advocacy, and Anti-Racism,” which “gives students an overview of disparities that exist in health and health care in the United States across categories such as race, gender, social economic status, age, and sexual orientation. The course includes lectures and small group sessions led by leaders in health care in Chicago and at the University, and culminates in a small group project that explores an aspect of health care disparities in detail.” See developments below:

Activity

  • Admissions Policies

    The school will, “Minimize emphasis placed on standardized examinations which can perpetuate bias and inequity in admission processes.”

  • Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training

    The school will, “Require the participation in implicit bias, anti-racism, and ally-ship training and education for medical students, core faculty, and staff” and “Strongly encourage and facilitate the participation in such training for all members of our community – faculty, residents, staff, and students.”

  • Curriculum Changes and Requirements

    The school will, “Constitute a faculty/student task force to conduct a critical review of the medical school curriculum to support inclusive clinical cases, eradicate racial stereotyping, and promote clinical practice based on unbiased evidence” and “Integrate content related to disparities in health throughout the four year curricula, building upon the foundation of the first-year required course on Health Care Disparities.”

  • Symbolic Actions

    The school has an Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

  • Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training

    The school said, “Health Equity Advocacy and Anti-Racism is a unique experiential program that all first year incoming Pritzker students attend during the summer quarter to help further their understanding of disparities which exist within the healthcare field.”

  • Curriculum Changes and Requirements

    As part of their First Year Courses, medical students must take “Health Equity, Advocacy, and Anti-Racism,” which “gives students an overview of disparities that exist in health and health care in the United States across categories such as race, gender, social economic status, age, and sexual orientation. The course includes lectures and small group sessions led by leaders in health care in Chicago and at the University, and culminates in a small group project that explores an aspect of health care disparities in detail.”

  • Admissions Policies

    The Internal Medicine Residency Program pledges to “review applications holistically and enact interview strategies that minimize harmful bias.”

  • Program and Research Funding

    The Internal Medicine Residency Program pledges to “support, financially and administratively, our resident-run endeavors to support diversity and foster inclusion.”

  • Curriculum Changes and Requirements

    The Internal Medicine Residency Program pledges to “increase the health care disparities content in our curriculum, including education about allyship training.”

  • Faculty/Staff Requirements

    The Internal Medicine Residency Program pledges to “require all program leadership and core faculty to undergo implicit bias training.”

  • Admissions Policies

    The school announced that for the entering class of 2021, “The Admissions Committee at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine recognizes and understands how the COVID-19 pandemic and anti-Black racism and violence have influenced and will continue to influence the 2020-2021 medical school application cycle. Our commitment to maintaining an equitable admissions process that ensures the training of a diverse future physician workforce poised to meet the needs of our communities is longstanding and unwavering.”

Last updated February 23rd, 2022