Virginia Commonwealth University requires personal ‘diversity statements’ for faculty, documents show

The faculty hiring process at Virginia Commonwealth University and its medical school requires applicants to provide a statement of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion that is factored into their application, new documents show.

In a series of survey questions by the Association of American Medical Colleges that sought to discern the commitment by various medical schools to diversity, equity, and inclusion, or DEI, the VCU School of Medicine said it required faculty applicants to submit a “diversity statement.” The school’s responses to the AAMC survey were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request by the medical watchdog group Do No Harm and shared with the Washington Examiner.

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