Larner College of Medicine DEI Strategic Planning Process - 2021-2023

Led by the Associate Dean for Diversity Equity and Inclusion and with support from the Dean of the Larner College of Medicine, the College has embarked on a multi-phased and comprehensive review of outcomes of its current DEI strategic plan, as well as all DEI policies, programs and systems. Learn more about this initiative below.

DEI Review Diagram

Dean's Advisory Committee on Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DACDEI) Report 

Members of the Dean’s Advisory Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion completed a review of progress on recommended actions outlined in the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s 2018-2023 strategic action plan. (Review  DACDEI Full Report Summary 21422)

Leads: Michael Upton, M.D., Vice Chair, DACDEI, Tiffany Delaney, MA.Ed., Director, ODEI

AAMC Diversity, Inclusion, Culture and Equity Inventory (DICE)

The Larner College of Medicine is participating in a collective administration of the Diversity, Inclusion, Culture and Equity (DICE) Inventory. DICE is a tool to help institutions conduct a comprehensive review of institutional policies, practices, procedures, and programs that impact the climate and culture around DEI and identify strengths and areas for improvement related to DEI in six domains: governance, leadership, and mission; institutional planning and policies; communications and engagement; data and assessment; faculty and staff; and students. (Review DICE Town Hall Slides)

Lead: Richard L. Page, M.D., Dean, Larner College of Medicine

Medical Education Anti-Racism Task Force (MEAR)

The MEAR Task Force reports to the LCOM community as represented by the Dean’s Advisory Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DACDEI) and the Medical Curriculum Committee (MCC). The task force was charged with creating an acknowledgment of the history and culture of racism within the institution of medicine and its impact on learners, healthcare providers and patients and conducting a longitudinal exploration of our curriculum in partnership with the Larner College of Medicine (LCOM) Office of Medical Student Education and Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The Task Force will also participate in the development of an intentional and longitudinal curriculum to dismantle the impact of racism on medical education and prepare our future physicians to address healthcare inequities.

Lead: Christa Zehle, M.D., Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education; Chair, Leigh Ann Holterman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Pipeline Task Force

Using the priorities for student recruitment, explore the efficacy of current pipeline programs and identify areas for growth. Recommend a system for tracking pipeline success and development of new pipeline programs. Determine an annual review process for pipeline programs to ensure relevance, efficacy, and resource allocation.

Chair: Elizabeth McElhinney, M.Ed., Director of Prematriculation Programs

UVM Campus Climate Survey

The UVM Campus Climate Survey is a powerful tool to better understand the perceptions and experiences of students, faculty and staff, identify strengths and areas for improvement, and measure progress on key initiatives around diversity, equity, and inclusion. The data collected will inform the development of strategic plans across the university aimed to achieve a more equitable and inclusive campus environment. UVM will implement this survey every three years.

Leads:  UVM Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, LCOM Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

DEI Strategic Planning Timeline (2021-2023)


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