Critical Race Training in Education

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Medical School

Mailing Address
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75390
Phone
(214) 648-5617
School Information
"UT Southwestern Medical School uses an innovative curriculum and early clinical experiences in some of the nation’s most dynamic health care facilities to train the physicians of tomorrow. Each year, we admit approximately 230 students to begin the next phase of their medical career alongside an intellectually curious class of learners. At UT Southwestern Medical School, learners’ skills are developed through an emphasis on student mentorship by renowned faculty, access to diverse educational opportunities, and student-centered learning communities. Since our founding in 1943, UT Southwestern has been committed to developing the next generation of well-rounded leaders in clinical care and research" (Source: https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/education/medical-school/about-the-school/).
General Information
Since the death of George Floyd, the medical school has taken several actions to outline its commitment to anti-racist teaching. The school has enacted anti-racism, DEI, and bias training. Additionally, a grant has been awarded to restructure curricula. See developments below:

Activity

  • Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training

    In 2020, the university launched an ongoing Anti-Racism Virtual Series to discuss racialized rules within institutionalized racism and how to be allies for diversity and inclusion to combat racism.

  • Resources

    To address systemic racism, the university recommends recognizing one’s implicit racial bias and has Racial Bias Webinars for “Recognizing and Addressing Racial Bias” along with their recommendation to follow-up by taking the Harvard Race Implicit Association Test.

  • Curriculum Changes and Requirements

    In November 2021, the American College of Surgeons awarded a grant to fund the UT Southwestern “development and implementation of structural disadvantage curriculum for the department of surgery trainees and faculty.”

  • Political Actions and Support for Anti-Racism

    On June 5, 2020, students, employees, faculty, and researchers from the school participated in kneeling in silence as part of “White Coats for Black Lives event against racism and inequity” honoring George Floyd.

  • Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training

    In April 2021, the school’s Department of Internal Medicine participated in a “21-Day Anti-Racism, Anti-Bias Challenge” to “advance deeper understandings of the intersection of race, power, privilege, supremacy, and oppression.”

  • Resources

    Within the school’s department of Diversity and Inclusion, there is an “Anti-Racism Action Subcommittee” that functions to create a culture of anti-racism.”

Last updated May 12th, 2022