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University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine

Medical School

Mailing Address
1 Hospital Drive
Columbia, Missouri 65212
Phone
(573) 884-7886
Email address
MizzouMed@missouri.edu
School Information
"As the first publicly supported medical school west of the Mississippi River, the University of Missouri School of Medicine has improved health, education and research since 1872. "More Missouri physicians received their medical degree from MU than from any other university. The School of Medicine’s more than 680 faculty physicians and scientists educate more than 1,000 medical students, residents, fellows and others seeking advanced degrees, as well as more than 1,000 undergraduate students each semester. "Our researchers focus on lifesaving discoveries that address the most prevalent health problems. The school is nationally ranked in such areas as family and community medicine, primary care, pharmacology and physiology, and health management and informatics. "MU School of Medicine graduates treat patients from every county in the state, and more Missouri physicians have received their medical degrees from MU than from any other university. "MU School of Medicine graduates are trained, evaluated and expected to be competent in their ability to deliver patient-centered care, including their capability to communicate with the patient, family members and colleagues working as part of an interdisciplinary team. The school uses a patient-based learning style, which emphasizes self-directed learning and early clinical experiences. "Graduates of MU School of Medicine consistently score higher than the national average on the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). The graduating class of 2016 had a 100 percent match rate." (Source: https://medicine.missouri.edu/about)
General Information
The school joined the "Anti-Racist Transformation in Medical Education" led by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Incoming students will participate in "the Common Read Program to learn more about racial biases in medicine," as well as participating "in small group discussions... either in-person or via videoconferencing." The book in 2020 was "Seeing Patients: Unconscious Bias in Health Care” by Augustus A. White.

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • Incoming students will participate in "the Common Read Program to learn more about racial biases in medicine," as well as participating "in small group discussions... either in-person or via videoconferencing." The book in 2020 was "Seeing Patients: Unconscious Bias in Health Care” by Augustus A. White.
Disciplinary Measures
  • The school has a "Division of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Bias Hotline" to "report bias incidents."
Resources
  • The school has an Office of Diversity & Inclusion, which links to the "Division of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Bias Hotline."
  • The school's Office of Diversity and Inclusion publishes a newsletter called "Unique Perspectives: Celebrating Diversity, Inclusion and Equity."
  • The school has an "Inclusive Excellence Professional Development Series," which hosted an event called "Reframing Intercultural Competencies."
  • The school has an "Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Answers and Support" (IDEAS) book club.
  • The school has launched "Thoughtful Thursdays," which will feature "a respectful conversation on difficult topics surrounding race and inequities that face our society and healthcare system."
Symbolic Actions
  • The school joined the "Anti-Racist Transformation in Medical Education" led by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Last updated November 20th, 2022
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