Med school accreditor requires ‘commitment’ to DEI in mission statements

All schools must hire DEI leaders to remain accredited

Osteopathic medical schools that want to remain accredited must show they support “diversity, equity, and inclusion” according to the new standards from the accreditor of those institutions.

The American Osteopathic Association has recently revised its accreditation standards to include DEI commitments. All of its colleges have until July 1, 2024 to become fully compliant.

All colleges “must include a commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in its mission, values, vision, goals, or objectives,” according to the standards.

They must offer an annual DEI training to all faculty and staff and “have space available for use by students in a manner intended to support diversity, equity, and inclusion, and must consult with students in the process of establishing such a space.”

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