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University of California Davis School of Medicine

Medical School

Mailing Address
4610 X Street
Sacramento, California 95817
Phone
(916) 734-4800
School Information
"Our students are leaders who appreciate rigorous academic training balanced with hands-on experience and a strong desire to serve. Many of our faculty specialize in translational research, covering a wide range of areas, and are engaged in leading-edge, interdisciplinary collaborations within the UC Davis community and with other highly regarded institutions around the country. Our school is consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top schools in the nation for primary care training and research. Classrooms and lecture halls are directly across the street from UC Davis Medical Center, one of the nation’s premiere teaching hospitals, and many of the university’s research laboratories are also on the Sacramento campus and equally convenient." The school employs 1,037 full-time faculty and enrolls 490 medical school students. (Source: https://health.ucdavis.edu/medschool/aboutus/index.html) (Source: https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-medical-schools/university-of-california-davis-04008)
General Information
The school plans to, "Broaden [the] Health Equity course to include recommended topics and continue support to Summer Institute and elective courses as recommended" and "Add new two-day course focused on anti-racism to MS1 curriculum for fall 2020." The school said, "OME will continue to work with Academic Personnel (faculty development), CME and HEDI to help improve anti-racism and health equity trainings and require all faculty to take these trainings." See developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • The school said, "All orientations now include anti-racism content."
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • To expand DEI and Anti-racism training, the Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion will provide mandatory training for UC Davis Health members, specifically the "Health Equity/Anti-Racism Curriculum Thread," which is required curriculum for medical students.
  • The Associate Dean for Curriculum and Associate Dean for Diverse and Inclusive Education will "co-chair a planning group to expand curriculum for health equity and anti-racism topics."
  • The school plans to, "Broaden Health Equity course to include recommended topics and continue support to Summer Institute and elective courses as recommended" and "Add new two-day course focused on anti-racism to MS1 curriculum for fall 2020."
Faculty/Staff Requirements
  • The school plans to, "Institute anti-racism training for managers in UCDH Patient Care Services based on the Race and Health Summer Institute."
  • The school said, "OME will continue to work with Academic Personnel (faculty development), CME and HEDI to help improve anti-racism and health equity trainings and require all faculty to take these trainings."
Program and Research Funding
  • The Office for Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion has a $5,500 "Anti-Racism and Cultural Humility (ARC) Fellowship and Academy" that will be "built on a framework of Cultural Humility. Fellows will do their own deep identity work within a small ongoing learning community. Our time together will be contextualized in the history of those dysfunctional U.S. race relations that continue to 'script' or result in racial inequities. The ultimate goal is to build and sustain a community of UC Davis Health professionals who can talk and teach about race and racism, and who are committed to cultivating emotionally safe and intellectually rigorous learning opportunities and arenas for students, trainees and colleagues."
Re-Imagining Policing
  • The school announced, "Agreement reached with UCPD at UCD Health to participate in anti-racism training."
Resources
  • The Office for Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion provides "Anti-racism resources," which include a "Restorative justice reading list" that features Ibram X. Kendi's "How to Be an Antiracist."
  • The Office for Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion has a Racial Justice Dashboard to be used "as a tool for self-education and to explore ways to engage in anti-racism efforts." The office also has events, such as "Addressing Microaggressions in Health Professions Learning Environments" and "Understanding How Stereotype Threat Impacts Health Professions Students."
  • Additionally, the Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion will make several DEI lecture and discussion series open to community members, including "Racial Healing Circles" and (for students and faculty) the Race and Health Institute Elective.
  • The school hosted an event titled, "Forum@MC: A Campus Conversation on Antiracism Globally," featuring Ibram X. Kendi.
  • The school said, "The UC Davis Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and its collaborating partners continue the popular Coping as a Community webinar series focusing on the important issues of structural racism, strategies and techniques for questioning and interrupting discrimination, ways to help build healthier and safer inclusive communities, and how to heal during these challenging times."
  • The Office of Student and Resident Diversity put out Antiracism Resources, including an Aspen Ideas session titled, "How to be an Antiracist."
  • The school said, "The Office for Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in coordination with the Office of Continuing Medical Education is offering a four-part hybrid (online and in class) training for SEED: Supporting Educational Excellence in Diversity. Upon completion of this series, participants will be able to apply cultural humility to empower their teaching, identify the key elements of curricular content that contribute to the cultural microaggressions that impede learning and develop self-management and communications skills to navigate difficult interactions that impact cultural safety."
Symbolic Actions
  • UC Davis Health launched its Inclusion, Diversity, Anti-Racism, and Equity (IDARE) Taskforces Initiative to "stimulate more attention, consideration, and accountability to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in those processes."
  • The Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion has recruited 3 DEI directors and will recruit 2 associate deans and a director for diversity.
  • The school said, "The UC Davis Health Staff Advisory Committee on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (SACEDI) is the primary advisory body for the Associate Vice Chancellor (AVC) of Diversity and Inclusion, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of UCD Medical Center (UCDMC), and the Vice Chancellor (VC) of Human Health Sciences/Dean of the School of Medicine on staff concerns and issues related to equity, diversity and inclusion."
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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