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University of Oklahoma College of Medicine

Medical School

Mailing Address
800 Stanton L Young Blvd
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73117
(405) 271-2265
Email address
School Information
"The College of Medicine is the largest component of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and is at the center of OU Health. Our mission is leading health care - in education, research and patient care...The OU College of Medicine offers robust undergraduate and graduate medical education programs, along with a variety of community service opportunities, designed to prepare today’s students to become tomorrow’s skilled and compassionate health care leaders." The college enrolls more than more than 650 students. It offers a Doctor of Medicine program, residencies, fellowships, "a robust biomedical research education program, a competitive Physician Associate program and other dual degrees." (Source: (Source:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • Leadership, Education, and Advocacy for Diversity (I-LEAD) is a "learning community and community-of-practice" established to offer faculty, staff, and students a resource for "learning and discovery about what inclusive leadership, education, and advocacy for diversity means in [their] professional and personal roles." I-LEAD is sponsored by Academic Affairs and Faculty Development.
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • The school's Pediatrics Department outlines some of its diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives including an "Advocacy curriculum," and a "Social Determinants of Health curriculum."
Disciplinary Measures
  • The school's "Student Support" page, under the heading of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, includes a "Bias Reporting" link for students to report related incidents.
  • The college has a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council, as well as a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training Program. The program consists of "Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 101 Training," "Managing Bias Training," and "Cultural Competence and Humility Training."
  • A team representing the section of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics within the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics participated in the National Child Traumatic Stress Network's (NCTSN) virtual summit initiative. The focus was "Being Anti-Racist is Central to Trauma-Informed Care: From Awareness to Action."
  • In 2021, the College of Medicine hosted an "Understanding Microaggressions and Implicit Bias Workshop."
  • The Geriatric Medicine Fellowship aims to, "enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion within the educational and clinical environment."
  • The College of Medicine has an "Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement (ODICE)."
  • The school created the "Diversity Alliance Task Force" which "envisions an enhanced institutional culture where equity and diversity are: Integrated into the work and lives of every student, faculty, and staff member," "Recognized as core values, and will inform thinking, policies, and practices throughout the institution" and "Inherently intertwined with academic excellence and the development of leaders for a globally inclusive society."
  • The school's Department of Pediatrics lists several resources on the topic of racism in health care including: "Pediatrics on-call: Ending Racism in health care," "Microaggressions: Privileged Observers’ Duty to Act and What They Can Do" and "The Impact of Racism on Child and Adolescent Health."
  • The OUSCM-RSU MedScholars Post-Baccalaureate Program aims to increase the "pathway opportunities" for those from groups historically underrepresented, medically underserved and rural populations. This program is for pre-medical students who need additional academic support in order to have a successful medical school application, and is part of OUSCM's mission to increase the diversity of the physician workforce to "achieve equitable health outcomes for all Oklahomans."
  • The Belonging and Inclusivity Committee (BIC) coordinates and advances the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (HSC) Belonging and Inclusivity (BI) programs, coordinates related efforts with the University’s DEI Division, and implements efforts toward Pillar 4 of the HSC Lead On Strategic Plan.
  • OU Med REV Up! is a medical school readiness program and is geared towards increasing the number of qualified students, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, to enter and succeed in medical school.
  • According to page 30, the school has added the "Social Justice in Medicine" class as part of the school's "enrichment curriculum" as of Summer 2023.
Last updated March 1st, 2024
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