Anti-Racism and Cultural Humility (ARC) Fellowship and Academy | UC Davis Health

Anti-Racism and Cultural Humility (ARC) Fellowship and Academy

Racial inequities in health status and in health care allocation cost our nation billions of dollars annually. The human toll is incalculable. Equipping creative problem-solvers in this arena, the Anti-Racism and Cultural Humility Fellowship is a 6-month fellowship built on a framework of Cultural Humility. Fellows will do their own deep identity work within a small ongoing learning community. Our time together will be contextualized in the history of those dysfunctional U.S. race relations that continue to “script” or result in racial inequities. The ultimate goal is to build and sustain a community of UC Davis Health professionals who can talk and teach about race and racism, and who are committed to cultivating emotionally safe and intellectually rigorous learning opportunities and arenas for students, trainees and colleagues.

Participants will gain:

  • Shared vocabulary around Anti- Racism and Cultural Humility
  • Racial dialogue facilitation skills
  • Educational approaches and content
  • Research approaches, including clearly and accurately defining race in research strategies, analyses, and reporting
  • Application of Racial Identity Development Theory in strategies in education, training, and supervision
  • Community organizing strategies for institutional change


To equip clinicians and other health care leaders to be in the vanguard of their institutions and communities in eliminating racial health inequities and facilitating just academic and workplace experiences, regardless of title.


The ARC Fellowship and Academy establishes a dynamic community of deep initial learning and then ongoing learning, self-reflection, and self-critique that supports individual personal and professional development in Cultural Humility and Anti-Racism strategies.

This is not an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) approved fellowship The application period for this fellowship has closed.

If you are interested in applying for a future cohort, please reach out to Jann Murray-Garcia, M.D., MPH.


Any UC Davis Health faculty, clinical provider, administrator or staff member. The ARC Team seeks to recruit a culturally and professionally diverse Fellowship cohort.

Fellowship Activities:

  • In-depth Fellow Project
  • Formal department presentation
  • Opportunities to practice dialogue skills about race and racism in an emotionally safe, supportive space
  • Formational texts and readings

Department agrees to:

  • Provide $5,500 tuition for the 6-month Fellowship.
  • Release Fellow for time to attend the initial 3-day retreat (Th, F, Sa), and the subsequent twice-monthly sessions (Th 1-5p) from June through October 2021.
  • Not depend on the Fellow as the sole source of labor in achieving the Department’s Health Equity goals.

Department investment yields

A faculty member, clinical staff member, or other leader who:

    • Can serve as a departmental leader trained in these concepts and in dialogue facilitation.
    • Continues to be equipped, supported and re-energized in an ongoing Community of Dialogue (ARC Academy).
    • Serves as a DEI advisor to the Department.
    • Possesses a canon of introductory and advanced training and teaching resources (i.e. PowerPoints, readings cinema, video clips).
    • Has access to a dynamic bibliography documenting regional and national health disparities/inequities.

Jann Murray-Garcia, M.D., M.P.H. (she/her/hers)
Director, Social Justice and Immersive Learning, Office for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Victoria Ngo, Ph.D. (she/her/hers)
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of California Davis, Health