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Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Medical School

Mailing Address
1201 E Marshall St
4th Floor, Suite 4-100
Richmond, Virginia 23298
Phone
(804) 828-9788
School Information
"From our beginnings in 1838 to today, as part of a thriving urban comprehensive academic medical center, the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine has maintained a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and patient care. Our tradition of excellence provides a foundation for innovation as we move through the 21st century. The VCU School of Medicine accounts for almost half of VCU’s sponsored research awards and for 87% of the university’s National Institutes of Health funding. The school’s $300 million-plus research strategic plan calls for an infusion of human capital and physical infrastructure that will invigorate a culture of scientific discovery" (Source: https://medschool.vcu.edu/about/).

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • The School of Medicine's DEI Office plans to "implement AAMC anti-racism and restorative justice frameworks."
  • The school worked with the undergraduate Office of Health Equity on the History and Health Initiative to conduct a "History and Health Initiative," including "virtual sessions and companion online learning modules that engage learners, faculty, staff, health care providers and community members in conversations regarding racial and health equity."
Resources
  • The school created the School of Medicine Inclusion Council in November 2020 to gather "representatives from across our school’s community to create and sustain a structure for school-level dialogue on issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)."
  • In September 2021, VCU Health unveiled creation of the "Office of Health Equity," whic is "housed in the VCU School of Medicine on MCV campus" and seeks to "identify ways to integrate the principles of health equity into the core missions of the university and health system.”
  • In 2021, the school released a set of webinar learning modules on Racial Equity.
Symbolic Actions
  • On December 1, 2022, the school's DEI office is teaming up with the Department of Internal Medicine, the VCU Health Wellness Task Force and the MCV Foundation to host president of the American College of Physicians Dr. Ryan Mire to speak about medical school racism.
Last updated November 20th, 2022
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