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The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Medical School

Mailing Address
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78229
Phone
(210) 567-7000
School Information
"The mission of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, also called UT Health San Antonio, is to make lives better through excellence in education, research, health care and community engagement. Strategies for achieving this mission are: educating a diverse student body to become excellent health care providers and scientists; engaging in research to understand health and disease; commercializing discoveries, as appropriate, to benefit the public; providing compassionate and culturally proficient health care; engaging our community to improve health; and influencing thoughtful advances in health policy" (Source: https://wp.uthscsa.edu/office-president/mission/).
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."
Resources
  • 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.
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."
Last updated November 20th, 2022
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