The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has opened an investigation against Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine for race-based discrimination.
The investigation is in response to a federal civil rights complaint filed by Do No Harm program manager Laura Morgan in August 2022. Eligibility criteria for the Diversity in Surgery Visiting Sub-Internship Program states that applicants must be “African American/Black, Hispanic/Latinx, American Indian/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander.” This is in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race.
Applicants are also required to submit a photo with their submission documents.
Awardees receive a stipend of up to $2,500 to cover the costs of travel and accommodations for the 4-week sub-internship.
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