Texas Tech medical school touted ‘affirmative action plan’ to score diversity recognition

The medical school at Texas Tech University repeatedly touted its affirmative action plan in a survey for the Association of American Medical Colleges on its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion , new documents show.

The responses contributed to the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center’s 84% score on the AAMC’s Diversity, Inclusion, Culture, and Equity Inventory survey, indicating “substantial diversity, inclusion, culture, and equity efforts.” The school’s responses to the survey were obtained by the medical watchdog group Do No Harm through a Freedom of Information Act request and exclusively shared with the Washington Examiner.

The school informed the AAMC in the survey that the institution’s office of equal opportunity annually presented the university presidential Cabinet with the school’s affirmative action plan. The school also said it had recently created a new position of vice president of diversity, equity, and inclusion that had been “tasked with developing a university wide action plan that outlines a specific set of achievable goals that will advance diversity, equity and inclusion.”

Read more at the Washington Examiner.