Report: Harvard Med School Gets a B- for DiversityApril 30, 2018 |
by Luke W. Vrotsos
White Coats for Black Lives, a group that advocates for racial equality in medicine, gave Harvard Medical School a B- in its first-ever “racial justice” report card, released Wednesday.
The report card is meant to evaluate how well medical schools around the country—including Harvard’s—foster racial equality. In rationalizing Harvard’s grade, the organization pointed to minority underrepresentation among students and faculty, celebration of “racist/white supremacist individuals,” and a low rate of Medicaid patients at Harvard’s teaching hospitals.