Introduction

The Racial Justice Report Card (RJRC) is a student-driven report assessing 14 metrics regarding an academic center’s curriculum and climate, student and faculty diversity, policing, racial integration of clinical care sites, treatment of workers, and research protocols. The original RJRC was created by the White Coats for Black Lives (WC4BL) national working group in 2018 and recruited 10 medical schools across the country to gather data and produce a report.

In July 2019, student leadership within the UC Davis chapter of WC4BL began gathering data to publish a 2020 report for UC Davis, working closely with the Office for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion faculty and staff to obtain information across the spectrum of School of Medicine and UC Davis Health system metrics. Grades and item summaries were finalized in January 2020 and reviewed by the Office of Medical Education (OME) and School of Medicine leadership. Based on the findings of the RJRC, WC4BL created a series of recommendations to address identified areas for improvement, which were officially integrated into the RJRC in May 2020. These recommendations were subsequently updated to include demands made by the UC Davis Chapter of Student National Medical Association (SNMA).

In June 2020, WC4BL leadership presented the full RJRC with student recommendations to School of Medicine leadership, who agreed that the recommendations set forth in the RJRC were largely feasible and would be incorporated into School of Medicine strategic planning. The first step in this planning will be the development of an administrative action plan, which will serve as the way to operationalize the recommendations set forth by WC4BL and SNMA. This site will be updated over time to include the most recent RJRC and administrative action plan, while also archiving previous reports and plans to enable tracking of progress over time.

UC Davis School of Medicine

Racial Justice Report Card Summary

Metrics Grade and Notes
1. URM Student Representation A All of the following groups are proportionately represented among students: Black, Native American, Latinx.
2. URM Faculty Representation C None of the the following groups are proportionately represented among faculty, or this information is not publicly available: Black, Native American, Latinx.
3. URM Recognition A The metric is fully met.
4. URM Recruitment
B Some elements of the metric are met.
5. Anti-Racism Training and Curriculum
B Some elements of the metric are met.
6. Discrimination Reporting B There is some system for collecting reports, but there is no clear follow-up after reports are made.
7. URM Grade Disparity C There are significant racial disparities in grades and/or honors or this information is not publicly available.
8. URM Support/Resources B There are some resources specifically designated to support students of color.
9. Campus Policing C There is a campus police force, and no evidence that they have sought to address racism in policing, or this information is not publicly available.
10. Marginalized Patient Population C Students are routinely given more independence when caring for marginalized patients.
11. Equal Access for All Patients C Patient care is highly segregated, or this information is not publicly available.
12. Immigrant Patient Population C The hospital has no public or policy commitment to immigrant patients.
13. Staff Compensation and Insurance A The metric is fully met.
14. Anti-Racist IRB Policies C IRB process has no requirements regarding the treatment of race, or this information is not publicly available.