Critical Race Training in Education

University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine

Medical School

Mailing Address
1001 Health Sciences Road
Irvine, California 92617
Phone
(949) 824-6119
Email address
medadmit@uci.edu
School Information
"Ranked as one of the top U.S. medical schools for research by U.S. News & World Report, the UCI School of Medicine is dedicated to advancing medical knowledge and clinical practice through scholarly research, physician education and high-quality care. The medical school nurtures the development of medical students, resident physicians and scholars in the clinical and basic sciences and supports the dissemination of research advances for the benefit of society." The school enrolls more than 400 medical students and trains more than 700 residents. It employs 1,011 full- and part-time faculty. (Source: https://www.som.uci.edu/about.asp)
General Information
Though there have not yet been school-wide anti-racism initiatives, there have been actions at the departmental level. The Department of Pediatrics said, "Faculty are currently partnering with LEAD-ABC and PRIME-LC student scholars and faculty to develop and incorporate a cultural humility thread and curriculum content on anti-Black racism." The Medical Scientist Training Program said, "We commit to creating an inclusive culture where students from all walks of life can thrive by: Encouraging discussions around anti-racism, health disparities, and bias in STEM through a journal club and annual workshops." See developments below:

Activity

  • Symbolic Actions

    The school issued a "Stand Against Racism: A Call-to-Action" statement.

  • Resources

    The Department of Pediatrics said, "Pediatric resident-led initiative to support the distribution of anti-racism books through the Reach Out and Read program in UCI, CHOC, and Miller's pediatric clinics."

  • Resources

    The Department of Pediatrics had "UCI-CHOC Program for Inclusion Diversity and Equity (PrIDE) bi-monthly noon conferences," which covered topics such as "Health Equity" and "Racism & Health."

  • Curriculum Changes and Requirements

    The Department of Pediatrics said, "Faculty are currently partnering with LEAD-ABC and PRIME-LC student scholars and faculty to develop and incorporate a cultural humility thread and curriculum content on anti-Black racism. Examples of planned content for this year include incorporation of Bafa Bafa into orientation for the entire School of Medicine..."

  • Resources

    The Department of Pediatrics offers "DEI Resources," including Ibram X. Kendi's "Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You" and Robin DiAngelo's "White Fragility Why It’s So Hard for White People To Talk About Racism."

  • Resources

    The Medical Scientist Training Program said, "We commit to creating an inclusive culture where students from all walks of life can thrive by: Encouraging discussions around anti-racism, health disparities, and bias in STEM through a journal club and annual workshops."

  • Symbolic Actions

    The Department of Neurology has established an IDEAS (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Anti-Racism and Social Justice) committee to "make a departmental effort towards diversity and inclusive excellence in unison with the mission of the UC Irvine School of Medicine."

  • Symbolic Actions

    The school posted on its Facebook page, "In a message today from... UCI School of Medicine leadership condemned the acts of anti-Black racism that took the life of George Floyd as well as those of countless others in this country. They encouraged the School of Medicine community to speak up, take action and 'stand with us in the fight for human health and dignity' as we educate the next generation of compassionate and responsible medical professionals and scientists."

  • Symbolic Actions

    The school posted on its Facebook page, "In a message to the College of Health Sciences community, Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion... spoke on the history of #Juneteenth, the significance of today’s celebration, and the COHS's commitment to confronting anti-Black racism."

Last updated May 12th, 2022