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Tufts University School of Medicine

Medical School

Mailing Address
136 Harrison Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02111
(617) 636-7000
Email address
School Information
"Tufts University School of Medicine prepares students to become skilled, passionate health care providers and researchers that make a difference in the world. Our graduates continue on to top-tier residencies or take leadership roles at prestigious organizations around the country. They segue into dynamic, fulfilling careers that improve lives and tackle some of medicine’s toughest challenges" (Source: The School of Medicine has an enrollment of over 200 annually (Source:
General Information
Tufts University School of Medicine has delved into a few actions to encourage and promote anti-racism. The school plans to implement anti-racist curriculum for all students. Training for anti-racism and anti-bias will be administered for all staff and faculty. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Admissions Policies
  • As part of the DEI Initiatives at Tufts University School of Medicine, The Diversity, Equity, and Anti-Racism (DEAR) Council provides oversight to the MD Admissions Task Force that is “charged with identifying and reviewing the MD admissions process to ensure that we practice the highest standards, and to identify and remove biases that may disadvantage those underrepresented in medicine or other students from marginalized backgrounds.”
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • Tufts University School of Medicine created a strategic plan where the school promises to "provide all students in all degree programs with a robust anti-racism curriculum that is multi-disciplinary, comprehensive and threaded throughout entire curricula, including clinical training."
  • The school will "hold students, faculty and administrators accountable for maintaining and supporting an anti-racist environment" and "assure that teaching, research and practice at TUSM are grounded in accurate and up-to-date scientific knowledge, including the understanding of race as a social construct."
  • The MD Curriculum Committee at Tufts University School of Medicine formed the Anti-Racism Task Force that is “charged with making recommendations as to how the MD curriculum can become more anti-racist.”
Faculty/Staff Requirements
  • The school states that it will "provide opportunities for anti-racism and anti-bias training for all staff, clinical faculty and basic science/research faculty."
Political Actions and Support for Anti-Racism
  • The school will "play a leadership role in AAMC and other local, state, regional and national organizations in creating a medical education system that is actively anti-racist."
Program and Research Funding
  • The school will "invest in infrastructure that coordinates anti-racism education and research within TUSM."
  • Tufts University School of Medicine’s Neuroscience Department “has created a fund to support DEI efforts” and lists resources for all the DEI-focused funding opportunities.
Symbolic Actions
  • As part of the Tufts University School of Medicine DEI Initiatives, several “leadership positions have been created and filled to ensure that our DEI mission is at the forefront of decision making processes at the school.”
  • In order to promote DEI Initiatives, the Anti-Racism Committee was formed at Tufts University School of Medicine with its focus on “ensuring that the School of Medicine makes progress toward achieving its Strategic Goals, especially those related to diversity and inclusion.”
  • Tufts University School of Medicine Office of Multicultural Affairs sponsored the Leadership, Education, Advancement, and Diversity (LEAD) Scholars Program which “provides the unique opportunity to directly address racial disparities in health and reaching health equity through research and practice and provides as a mechanism to build a more diverse Tufts School of Medicine healthcare and biomedical research community.”
  • As part of the 2021-2025 Strategic Plans Goals, the committee plans to “transform TUSM into an Anti-Racist Institution” and to “Achieve Inclusive Excellence to ensure the equitable opportunity to learn and work in a diverse environment.”
  • The Innovations in Diversity Education Awards (IDEAS) at Tufts University School of Medicine “supports faculty to develop novel ideas to enhance our educational programs. IDEAS supports interventions aimed at addressing knowledge, attitude and skills in anti-racism, cross-cultural medicine and enhancing workforce diversity and student development.”
  • Tufts University School of Medicine launched the new DEI Academy as a “new offering providing developmental experiences and programs to equip our #OneTuftsMedicine team with the skills to advance inclusion, behaviors to transform our culture, and knowledge to achieve equity.”
Last updated March 23rd, 2023
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