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Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio

Medical School

Mailing Address
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78229
(210) 567-7000
School Information
"The Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio is the largest trainer of physicians in South Texas, many of whom remain in San Antonio and the region to practice medicine. With full accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the school annually educates more than 900 students and trains 800 residents."
General Information
UTHSCSA has enacted numerous measures to engage in diversity programs. Namely, the school offers training programs and workshops for inclusion and diversity. In addition, programs such as Diversity Dialogues in Medicine and the Cultural Inclusion Institute provide further avenues for education in DEI. Peer mentorship programs such as EXCEL and ABEL are also offered by the Office for Inclusion and Diversity. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • In addition to offering resources, the Office of Inclusion and Diversity at the School of Medicine also plans to offer "new online modules along with trainings, workshops, and professional development."
  • The School of Medicine has a Diversity Committee which "assists the Assistant Dean for Diversity and Professional Development and The Associate Dean for Faculty Life in developing, updating and supporting policies and programs that advance diversity and inclusion related to the School of Medicine faculty, staff, students, and other trainees, and in particular regarding recruitment, hiring, retention and promotion."
  • The Office for Inclusion and Diversity also hosts Diversity Dialogues in Medicine, a program which "provides a unique learning opportunity for students to engage on a range of identity topics including but not limited to race, gender, gender identity and sexual orientation, culture, social class, generational status, and intersectionality in a safe environment."
  • The School of Nursing hosts the Nightingale Podcast, which "shares perspectives on diversity, equity and inclusion as it relates to nursing and health professionals, along with inspirational messages from our guest experts."
  • The School of Medicine hosts anti-racism resources on its page for the Office of Inclusion and Diversity. It is stated that, "In our commitment to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion at the Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine, we have created a repository of anti-racism resources to compliment current offerings."
  • The Office for Inclusion and Diversity hosts ABEL, "a near peer mentorship/educational support program created and pioneered by the Office for Diversity and Student Professional Development for UT Health San Antonio Student National Medical Association chapter."
  • The Office for Inclusion and Diversity has a program named EXCEL, which is another peer mentorship program.
  • The school's Office for Inclusion and Diversity has an Implicit Bias page which offers several resources to learn about implicit bias including the "Harvard Project Implicit" which "supports on-going research on implicit bias, disseminates research findings, and translates the scientific research into actionable individual and organizational practices aimed at reducing the impact of implicit bias."
Symbolic Actions
  • The School of Nursing annually hosts a "Cultural Inclusion Institute" event.
  • The school hosts many events as part of its mission of "embracing diversity."
  • In 2020, the school's Office for Inclusion and Diversity released a "Statement on Racial Injustice & Inequality" one week after the death of George Floyd and stated in part that "Nothing will be resolved until there is systemic change throughout our nation, not just in law enforcement, but in health care as well. Minorities have decreased accessibility to healthcare and receive lower quality care as well."
  • On April 21, 2023, UT Health San Antonio announced that there will be “signature growth efforts” towards “leading in diversity, equity and inclusion efforts with an inclusive culture, diversified talent, leadership development, employment branding and career opportunities.”
  • The school has a program known as HEAL which is a “networking and professional development program designed for individuals underrepresented in medicine.”
  • The school states, “We are pleased to announce that UT Health San Antonio has joined the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) as an Institutional Member.”
Last updated August 5th, 2023
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