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Support to Entry Program (STEP)

The Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) ) is pleased to announce the launch of the Support to Entry Program (STEP). 

The CSM recognizes the academy’s historic exclusion and discrimination against people who identify as Indigenous, Black, racialized minorities, 2SLGBTQ+, persons with diverse abilities and those facing financial barriers. STEP is designed to address barriers that equity-deserving groups encounter when preparing to enter medicine and health science studies and was developed in collaboration with current CSM students. 

Prospective applicants to STEP have the opportunity to receive support, guidance, resources, and/or mentorship for MCAT preparation, applications and interviews. 

Go to the STEP website to review program eligibility and to complete the application form.

Questions? Please contact oped@ucalgary.ca


2021 CSM Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Award

The Cumming School of Medicine's Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Award celebrates the outstanding achievements of an individual or team who has taken steps towards creating an an equitable, diverse, inclusive culture at CSM, and/or within their community of practice.

The 2021 CSM EDI Award winner has made an indelible impact on our medical school, prompting long-lasting transformations that will create a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive CSM.

All nominees for this inaugural award demonstrated impactful achievements and practices in supporting equitable and inclusive learning, teaching, research, and working environments at the CSM.

To learn more about the CSM EDI Award winner and nominees, click the button below.

The EDI Award provides $1500 to the award recipient or divided equally amongst the recipients.  The CSM EDI Award is supported by a generous philanthropic donation by the Helios Group and matched by the Cumming School of Medicine.

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Taking action against systemic racism

The Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) leadership team is committed to working as allies and in solidarity with Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) students and colleagues to truly achieve equity, diversity and inclusion within our CSM community

Please share your thoughts, questions, ideas, concerns and personal stories about systemic racism within our CSM community. Our leadership team is learning a lot from your input and is using this knowledge to determine how we’ll continue to make the changes that are necessary to truly achieve equity, diversity and inclusion within our faculty.

Please continue to share your thoughts by submitting through the online survey.


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OPED's 2021 Building the Equity Bridge Symposium

Thanks to all who attended the 2021 symposium, consisting of the following sessions:

Promises and Pitfalls of EDI at Canadian Universities (Jan. 26, 2021)

Confronting Medical Colonialism & Health Disparities in Indigenous Peoples  (Jan. 27, 2021)

Health Equity in the COVID Era

 

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