College of Medicine – Tucson Promotion of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
UACOM-T established the expectation that
ALL Faculty, Residents/Fellows, GRAs, GTAs, and UA Staff
receive training and education in topics relevant to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
UACOM-T will implement accountability measures to reflect each member’s participation.
Expectations for DEI Hours to be completed by Faculty, Residents/Fellows, GRA/GTA, and UA Staff:
Complete at least 1 Implicit Association Test (IAT) annually
Secure 6 hrs of DEI education annually, from ODEI-sponsored events (trainings, forums, lectures):
- Departmental DEI training (3/year of 1-2 hour events)
- ODEI Shared Shelf Book Club (max 1hr credit)
- Health Care Disparities Forums (6-8/year – 2 hour events)
- Health Equity Grand Rounds – department-hosted (1 hour/event)
- Journeys into Medicine Panels – 1.5 hour (6/year)
- Diversity Speakers Presentations/Events
- LEADRS Mentoring Forums
- Search Committee Trainings (MMI Evaluators, Admissions Committee, Dean Search Committee).
Although we are thrilled that several departments are hosting a variety of DEI related presentations, this year, as we get the initiative started, we want to limit the earned hours to come from this listing. If there is a specific topic, we are willing to work with you to develop the presentation.
Accountability protocol via ODEI signup.com
Expectations for Departments:
Each department will identify a Diversity Champion (DC) and give them 4 hrs/month to work on initiatives to advance the department’s DEI efforts
Each department will work with DC to host minimum of 3 DEI presentations annually
Departmental Scorecard (annual submission)
Assessment of departmental DEI efforts
- Narrative review of activities hosted
- Promotion rate of URiM faculty
- Recruitment and retention – data review
- GME data review
- Mentoring – faculty, residents/fellows, students
- Unconscious Bias Training for all search committee members
ODEI to provide quarterly updates on departmental attendance
Expectations for Institution:
Appoint DEI representative (FDAC, DC) to each Dean’s Search Committee
Unconscious Bias Training for each Dean’s Search Committee
Climate Assessment every 3 years
Collect yearly data from departments
Provide each department with quarterly data updates regarding trainings
Train Admissions Committee, MMI Evaluators, Curricular Affairs, Societies Mentors
Train instructors on making courses more inclusive and addressing race in the classroom
Include education on allyship
Pathways into Medicine
- Unconscious Bias Training
- Med Safe Zone Training
- Microaggressions Training
- Bystander vs Upstander Training (new proposal)
Health Care Disparities Curriculum
- Talking About Race Orientation Session
- History of Health Inequities
- Breaking Bread Book Club
Q: What is the DEI Initiative Promotion?
A: The DEI Initiative Promotion is an effort to standardize DEI trainings across our institution by requiring each constituent to earn 6 DEI hours annually.
Q: Who is hosting these trainings?
A: ODEI has worked with each department to identify Diversity Champions (DC) who are trained in delivering prepared presentations. Each Department is asked to host at least 2-3 of these presentations in which your DC will partner with ODEI leadership to present. ODEI has also scheduled some trainings open to all.
Q: How long are these trainings?
A: Each of these trainings range 1-2 hours, and we encourage the department to choose the presentation that best suits their needs (descriptions of trainings and upcoming events HERE) and offer as a Grand Rounds or didactic presentation.
Q: Can DEI Hours only be earned through trainings?
A: There are a host of other opportunities throughout the academic year to earn DEI hours. DEI hours can be earned by attending any of the following: [list of events #1-7]
Q: When are these trainings scheduled?
A: We fully recognize the value of maximizing our time away from the office/hospital. We work very hard to offer the sessions during the workday - e.g. Grand Rounds, lunchtime presentations, didactic presentations. You can also attend a session hosted by another department or partner with another department to host a training.
Q: Does DEI monitor all of these events so that people get official credit when they attend?
A: These are all events offered in partnership with ODEI. ODEI monitors attendance at these events using a system called signup.com. The QR code or link is shared during the presentation so that all attendees are able to sign-in and earn credit for the session.