In response to a federal civil rights complaint filed by Do No Harm Senior Fellow Mark Perry, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is investigating the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) for eight different racially discriminatory programs. These programs illegally discriminate on the basis of race and/or sex, which is prohibited by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.
The Washington, DC Office for Civil Rights opened an investigation of the following MUSC offerings, which “[provide] support to Black/African American, Native American, Hispanic, and Pacific Islander students”:
- The Underrepresented in Medicine (URM) Visiting Student Program
- The Jenny and Jerry Reves, M.D. Diversity Scholarship
- The Rose Delores Gibbs, M.D. Endowed Scholarship
- The Coastal Community Foundation Thaddeus Bell, M.D. Scholarship
- The Student Diversity Transition Forum
- Mentoring Ensures Medical School Success (MEMS)
- Student Ambassadors & Peer Mentors
- The Residency Selection Forum
Have you been excluded from a scholarship or fellowship at your medical or nursing school because of discriminatory inclusion criteria? Do No Harm wants to hear from you, and you may remain anonymous if you wish.
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