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University of Texas Medical Branch John Sealy School of Medicine

Medical School

Mailing Address
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77555
(409) 772-1215
School Information
“The University of Texas Medical Branch established in 1891 as the University of Texas Medical Department, has grown from one building, 23 students and 13 faculty members to a modern health science center with more than 70 major buildings, more than 2,500 students and more than 1,000 faculty” (Source:
General Information
The school has several DEI and anti-racism initiatives. According to the school’s strategic plan, the school will engage in a curriculum review. A Diversity Awareness program will be incorporated into the student orientation. Furthermore, staff will engage in training programs for DEI. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • According to the school’s Strategic Plan, the school will incorporate “learning opportunities to address implicit bias and strategies for mitigating its effects to people who are involved in the recruitment, hiring and advancement of faculty (AAMC training opportunities or equivalent Professional School Association).”
  • The school’s Strategic Plan states that it will launch “Diversity Awareness as a component of the all school student orientation.”
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • According to the Strategic Plan, the school will “review the academic curricula across the four professional Schools to implement unconscious bias, anti-racism, equity training for all the students and faculty and to develop interprofessional education offering on health disparities and racism in healthcare.”
Faculty/Staff Requirements
  • The school states that the staff charged with recruitment and admissions tasks will be“ trained specifically to address implicit bias and to employ strategies to mitigate its effects.”
  • The promotion of “Breakfast club meetings on Diversity and Inclusion (e.g. doing book club on White Fragility and Anti-racism” will be incorporated.
Symbolic Actions
  • The school hosts the Diversity Council, which takes account for the DEI tasks within the school’s strategic plan.
  • The school will “create a Provost Lecture series to have national speakers on a quarterly basis to discuss diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism.”
  • UTMB stated its intention to “increase its participation with the AAMC’s Group on Diversity and Inclusion (GDI) or equivalent Groups at the SON or SHP.”
  • An Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion will be established, according to the school’s strategic plan.
Last updated July 17th, 2023
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