Critical Race Training in Education

Yale School of Medicine

Medical School

Mailing Address
333 Cedar Street
New Haven, Connecticut 06510
Phone
(203) 432-4771
School Information
"Yale School of Medicine educates and nurtures creative leaders in medicine and science, promoting curiosity and critical inquiry in an inclusive environment enriched by diversity. We advance discovery and innovation fostered by partnerships across the University, our local community, and the world. We care for patients with compassion, and commit to improving the health of all people...The school was established in 1810 as the Medical Institution of Yale College. The current name, Yale School of Medicine, was adopted in 1918." The school enrolls 1,554 students and employs 5,107 faculty. (Source: https://medicine.yale.edu/about/) (Source: https://medicine.yale.edu/communications/publishing/factsandfigures/F%26F%202020-21-Pages-06152021_415304_284_43777_v2.pdf)
General Information
Yale School of Medicine offers Anti-Racism Resources, including a video of Robin DiAngelo discussing “White Fragility” and Ibram X. Kendi’s “How To Be An Antiracist.” The school's Department of Psychiatry’s Anti-Racism Task Force’s Education Subcommittee “is charged with addressing the legacy of racism on training, increasing the representation of BIPOC individuals, anti-racism training efforts, social justice and healthy equity curricula, and interfacing with the clinical subcommittee regarding the clinical context of training.” The subcommittee will be prioritizing “anti-racism education.” The Yale School of Medicine’s Child Study Center held an event titled, “The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind,” as “part of Grand Rounds, an ongoing program in which clinicians and others in the field lecture students and faculty,” Bari Weiss reports. One of the learning objectives of the event was to “understand how white people are psychologically dependent on black rage.” See developments below:

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  • Resources

    The school offers Anti-Racism Resources, including a video of Robin DiAngelo discussing “White Fragility” and Ibram X. Kendi’s “How To Be An Antiracist.”

  • Resources

    The Department of Psychiatry’s Anti-Racism Task Force was “designed to address racism in the same vein as the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

  • Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training

    The Department of Psychiatry’s Anti-Racism Task Force’s Education Subcommittee “is charged with addressing the legacy of racism on training, increasing the representation of BIPOC individuals, anti-racism training efforts, social justice and healthy equity curricula, and interfacing with the clinical subcommittee regarding the clinical context of training.” The subcommittee will be prioritizing “anti-racism education.”

  • Resources

    The Department of Psychiatry’s Anti-Racism Task Force’s Education Subcommittee will “make recommendations for a departmental grand rounds series on anti-racism. Each session in the series would be followed by group discussions and some type of call to action.”

  • Resources

    The school held a “GIM Development Retreat on Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).”

  • Resources

    The Yale School of Medicine’s Child Study Center held an event titled, “The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind,” as “part of Grand Rounds, an ongoing program in which clinicians and others in the field lecture students and faculty,” Bari Weiss reports. One of the learning objectives of the event was to “understand how white people are psychologically dependent on black rage.”

  • Resources

    In February of 2022, the Yale School of Medicine announced on Facebook that, with the support of "the Minority Organization for Retention and Expansion (MORE); Diversity, Inclusion, Community Engagement, and Equity (DICE); YNHHS Office of Diversity & Inclusion; YNHH Medical Staff Fund, and the Graduate Medical Education Office," the school will host a "a virtual recruitment dinner for underrepresented in medicine (URiM) residency applicants."

  • Resources

    In February of 2022, the school highlighted on Facebook a talk given within the Section of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology in the Department of Internal Medicine. The talk's topic was "Enhancing Diversity and Reducing Implicit Bias in Rheumatology."

  • Resources

    In November of 2021, the school highlighted on its Facebook page its Yale West Campus Showcase event targeted for middle school and high school students. This event "was focused on the theme 'Belonging in Science,' which was inspired by initiatives to increase diversity and inclusion in STEM fields."

  • Resources

    In October of 2021, the school took to Facebook to highlight that, “the Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) has awarded a $3 million contract to Yale School of Medicine (YSM) to promote clinical trial education, awareness, and access for underrepresented minorities. In April of 2018, the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation and the Office of Minority Health and Health Equity had developed plans which “include collaborations to cultivate and advance the Yale Cultural Ambassadors Program and the engagement of community partners to increase participation of diverse and historically underrepresented or underserved populations in clinical research.”

  • Resources

    In September of 2021, Yale School of Medicine highlighted on Facebook a new paper which was written in the hopes that it “convinces physicians and other providers to obtain the training in cultural competency necessary to take best care of all patients with anxiety and depression, especially those from racial and ethnic minoritized populations who see this as vital to their care.”

  • Resources

    In September of 2021, the school highlighted the creation of the Yale Black Postdoctoral Association on Facebook.

  • Symbolic Actions

    In September of 2021, the Yale School of Medicine Facebook page highlighted Yale studies which postulate that “the protocol known as SOFA could promote racial disparities in treatment outcomes.”

  • Resources

    The school announced on Facebook that in April of 2021, “Yale School of Medicine’s (YSM) Cushing/Whitney Medical Library (CWML) launched a new webpage that aggregates the library’s expanding diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) resources.”

  • Symbolic Actions

    In July of 2021, the school announced on Facebook that it has appointed a “YSM Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) faculty associate for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) educator development.”

  • Resources

    In May of 2021, the school highlighted its Program to Advance Training in Health and Sciences which is geared to help students from “underrepresented backgrounds.”

  • Symbolic Actions

    On June 10, 2020, the school announced on social media that it would participate in the #ShutDownAcademia and #ShutDownStem movement.

  • Symbolic Actions

    On June 11, 2020, the school released a statement in response to the death of George Floyd on social media.

  • Curriculum Changes and Requirements

    The school announced on social media, “The Dean’s Committee for Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice was created as a result, and the school’s Educational Policy and Curriculum Committee (EPCC) began looking into the curriculum. In March 2018, an EPCC subcommittee recommended enhancing opportunities for health equity research, creating a certificate in health justice, promoting professional development, establishing a social mission statement, and showing a commitment to faculty diversity. Two key elements of the plan were weaving a health equity thread throughout all four years of medical school and creating a requirement for community service.”

Last updated February 18th, 2022