Do No Harm has filed a federal civil rights complaint against St. Louis University School of Medicine for its discriminatory Scholarship Program for Visiting Medical Students Underrepresented in Medicine. To be eligible to apply, students “must identify as a member of a group underrepresented in medicine.” SLUSOM refers to the American Association of Medical College’s definition of “underrepresented in medicine,” which states, “This lens currently includes students who identify as African Americans and/or Black, Hispanic/Latino, Native American (American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians), Pacific Islander, and mainland Puerto Rican.”
By advertising and administering this discriminatory scholarship, the SLUCOM Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences is violating Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. We are requesting prompt investigation and resolution from the Office of Civil Rights for these unlawful eligibility standards, as applications are being accepted until September 30. 2022.
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