Critical Race Training in Education

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Medical School

Mailing Address
3230 Eden Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45267
Phone
(513) 558-7333
Email address
MDadmissions@uc.edu
School Information
"The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, located in the heart of the city just east of the university’s uptown campus, has a distinguished reputation for training prominent health care professionals and providing leading-edge research. Because of its excellence in education, patient care and research, students, researchers, physicians, and patients travel from all over the world to take advantage of its many opportunities. Established in 1819, the College of Medicine is considered the oldest medical college west of the Allegheny Mountains. It boasts an exceptional list of alumni and current and past faculty who have made considerable contributions to medicine and the medical sciences. The College of Medicine is committed to providing a curriculum that offers diverse learning opportunities. Students develop a broad range of knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to practice medicine. The curriculum has been carefully structured to balance subject-specific courses, integrated content blocks and clinical experiences." The school enrolls 715 medical students and 580 graduate students, and employs over 3,800 faculty, affiliated faculty, and employees. (Source: https://med.uc.edu/about/medicine) (Source: https://med.uc.edu/about/FactsandFigures/education) (Source: https://med.uc.edu/about/FactsandFigures)
General Information
The college established an Anti-Racism Task Force to "establish a new institutional culture–relationship and create educational policies and practices that are anti-racist." The task force aims to, "Incorporate required anti-racism curriculum content into all levels of education for medical students." See developments below:

Activity

  • Symbolic Actions

    The college established an Anti-Racism Task Force to "establish a new institutional culture–relationship and create educational policies and practices that are anti-racist. We are in a unique moment in history that can lead to meaningful and lasting change that aligns with our values to care for each other and our patients."

  • Curriculum Changes and Requirements

    The task force aims to, "Incorporate required anti-racism curriculum content into all levels of education for medical students."

  • Resources

    The task force recommended Ibram X. Kendi's "How To Be An Antiracist" and Robin DiAngelo's "White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism."

  • Symbolic Actions

    The college has an Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

  • Resources

    The Medical Science Training Program committed to "implement programs that improve education on diversity, equity, and systemic racism to empower students, faculty, and staff to recognize biases, dismantle stereotypes, and advance inclusion and cultural competency."

  • Resources

    The undergraduate program in medical sciences has a "Social Justice in Medicine: Starting the Conversation" student group, which will be "engaging in meaningful discussion on issues of social justice in medicine...Topics for discussion include: social determinants of health and health disparities, historical context of racial injustice in medicine, LGBTQ+ health disparities, medical insurance and coverage, racial biases and health outcomes, and the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on health inequality."

  • Admissions Policies

    The Department of Internal Medicine's Internal Medicine Residency committed to ensuring all selection committee members "undergo implicit-bias training."

  • Resources

    The Medical Community Advocates for Representation, Equity and Social Justice group will have "Facilitated discussions of racial disparities in learning environment – Sharing Communities" and "Implicit bias training - Academic Half Day." It will also, "Evaluate bias and disparities in patient care, interactions, curriculum, and evaluations, as well as including "DEI topics in all aspects of training – Academic Half Day, Scoop, Noon report."

  • Resources

    A pilot program for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion has been launched. The program has 4 modules: Why DEI Matters, Basics of Managing Unconscious Bias, Hidden Barrier to Inclusion, and Being a Diversity & Inclusion Change Agent."

  • Admissions Policies

    The Neuroscience Graduate Program committed to the "Implementation of regular cultural competency training for all members of the NGP community."

Last updated May 12th, 2022