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University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical School

Mailing Address
685 West Baltimore Street
Suite 190
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
(410) 706-7478
School Information
"The School has over 2,500 students, residents, and fellows, and nearly $450 million in extramural funding, with more than half of its academic departments ranked in the top 20 among all public medical schools in the nation in research funding. As one of the seven professional schools that make up the University of Maryland, Baltimore campus, the School of Medicine has nearly 7,000 total employees. While our medical students comprise nearly half of the total student enrollment, our student body also includes Allied Health and Physical Therapy students, as well as graduate students and students pursuing combined degrees. We currently have ten joint degree programs: two doctorate programs (MD/PhD and MD/DDS), seven MD/Master’s degree programs, and a DPT/PhD degree program within the Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences." (Source:
General Information
The University of Maryland medical school has engaged in the anti-racism movement by offering workshops and lectures on anti-racism, bias, DEI, and related topics. The Cultural Transformation Initiative was also enacted to continue training on bias and microaggressions. At this time, it does not appear to be the case that such training is required. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • The Dean of the school launched the new Culture Transformation Initiative to address unconscious bias and microaggressions for diversity and inclusivity.
  • The school provides a workshop on Everyday Bias for Healthcare Professionals Course on unconscious bias in healthcare.
  • The IDEA Committee plans to “offer implicit bias training to all faculty.”
  • The Department of Psychology set a goal for “department-wide initiatives and training in antiracism and social justice.”
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • The School of Medicine has an Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Antiracism Taskforce. One of the IDEA Committee’s goals is to “present topics in the Cultural Complications curriculum during Grand Rounds to include implicit bias and stereotype threats.”
  • The School of Medicine’s Department of Psychology will launch “diversity and Antiracism curriculum for all trainees.”
Faculty/Staff Requirements
  • The Department of Psychology will begin “leadership training to facilitate difficult conversations.”
  • As part of the university’s CC Project Critical Care Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion series of lectures, the school hosted a talk on Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Anti-Racism in Academic Medicine.
  • The school has numerous recorded and upcoming webinars on Cultural Responsiveness, Anti-Racism, and Equity (CARE).
  • The University of Maryland School of Medicine’s National Center for School Mental Health has a site dedicated to offering resources for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Antiracism, & Accessibility.
  • The School of Medicine’s IDEA Committee will “continue offering book discussion opportunities to the department” on works such as White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo and How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi.
Symbolic Actions
  • The Department of Psychology within the School of Medicine plans to establish “diversity leadership within the Department.”
  • The school’s Department of Psychology will employ “recruitment and retention strategies for faculty and staff.”
Last updated December 6th, 2023
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