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The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences

Medical School

Mailing Address
2801 W. Bancroft
Toledo , Ohio 43606
Phone
(800) 586-5336
School Information
"In 2015, the College of Medicine and Life Sciences formed an Academic Affiliation with ProMedica, the Toledo region’s largest health system and now one of the largest health systems in the nation. The Affiliation is a 50-year agreement and represents a $2.5 billion investment in developing a legacy model of healthcare and medical education in Toledo." "Students, residents and fellows in The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences now do the bulk of their clinical training at ProMedica Toledo and Russell J. Ebeid Children’s Hospitals. Recently named one of the 50 best hospitals in the nation by HealthGrades, ProMedica Toledo Hospital serves as the hub of medical education in Toledo with a growing research and innovation portfolio. In 2019, ProMedica celebrated the grand opening of Generations Tower, a transformative, 13-story, patient-care tower at the hospital." "Aside from its unique Affiliation with the College of Medicine and Life Sciences, ProMedica is a national pioneer and leader in understanding and addressing the social determinants of health to help connect patients with resources to improve socioeconomic factors, physical environment, health behaviors and access to quality care beyond a physician’s office or hospital. And the health system’s 2018 acquisition of HCR Manor Care, the nation’s second-largest post-acute and long-term care provider, expands the system’s reach, scope and influence into 28 states around the country." (Source: https://www.utoledo.edu/med/partnership/)

Actions Taken

Admissions Policies
  • Goal two of the college's 2020-2023 "Strategic Plan for Diversity, Inclusion and Equity" states, "Incrementally increase the recruitment and retention of underrepresented minority, socioeconomically disadvantaged and first-generation college students to reflect the community of Ohio served by the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences."
  • The college's 2020-2023 "Strategic Plan for Diversity, Inclusion and Equity" states that the college would "secure funding to support and expand diversity and inclusion scholarships for incoming students."
  • Through the college's Ronald McNair Graduate Scholarship Program & Graduate Opportunity Assistantship Program UT is "building pipelines that increase the number of underrepresented students who enter graduate programs."
  • The college offers several scholarships to incoming students who are considered "underrepresented in medicine" including "The Helps Others Perform and Endure Scholarship" and "The College of Medicine Merit Integrity and Tenacity Scholarship."
Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • One of the goals of the college's 2020-2023 "Strategic Plan for Diversity, Inclusion and Equity" is to "Create multiple required segments, in the orientation for incoming students and faculty, supporting cultural competency and diversity and inclusion training."
  • The college's 2020-2023 "Strategic Plan for Diversity, Inclusion and Equity" states that the college is "offering comprehensive diversity training for all learners and faculty that covers racial bias and discrimination, health equity and social justice, social determinants of health and implicit/explicit biases."
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • One of the goals of the college's 2020-2023 "Strategic Plan for Diversity, Inclusion and Equity" is to "Engage students and instructors in a comprehensive review of curriculum requirements around cultural competency for greater emphasis on health disparities, equity, social justice and inclusion for underserved populations."
  • Included as part of the college's 2020-2023 "Strategic Plan for Diversity, Inclusion and Equity" goals are; "Develop and implement a core curriculum on diversity and inclusion for every student member of the UTCOMLS community" and "Incorporate cultural competency and health equity objectives into healthcare team training."
  • An elective course titled "Medical Racism and Systemic Health Inequities" was offered as part of the college's Fall 2021-Spring 2022 curriculum and is described as follows: "One cannot overstate the degree in which systemic racism, gender-minority/sexuality and disability discrimination have plagued American society, having a direct effect on healthcare. Based on more recent statistics, current approaches to address implicit bias in the medical field have been a bandaid [sic] on a much more nuanced issue."
Faculty/Staff Requirements
  • One of the goals of the college's 2020-2023 "Strategic Plan for Diversity, Inclusion and Equity" is to "Promote the relevance of diversity and inclusion within the college by requiring faculty and staff to attend diversity and cultural competency training conducted by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion."
Program and Research Funding
  • The college's 2020-2023 "Strategic Plan for Diversity, Inclusion and Equity" states that the college would "Ensure equal access to research funds and research opportunities for women and underrepresented faculty" and "Provide funds for professional development activities such as conference attendance and individualize coaching."
Resources
  • In early 2023, the college's Office of Diversity and Inclusion hosted several guest speakers on the topics of diversity in medicine.
Last updated July 4th, 2023
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