Our Ongoing Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- Oct 01, 2020
- Reviewed by: Amy Rontal
Med School Tutors has long been a place where people from every background can come to grow and thrive as a team. From our conscious hiring and management practices, to our diverse team of staff, tutors and students, making sure that our people feel safe, seen and supported has always been — and remains — a top priority.
That being said, like most organizations, we know there is always more we can do to make the world a more equitable place. As such, we are actively working to launch several diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives and wanted to share some of the steps we are taking in our ongoing commitment to this work.
First and foremost, we know that attending medical school is no small financial undertaking. We know how impactful our 1:1 tutoring is, and we offer need-based scholarships for students who qualify. In creating this scholarship program, we’ve reserved two-thirds of our awards for students of color because we feel compelled to do our part to support students of color in medicine who have not received adequate structural support.
We know it’s easy to give lip service to DEI, and to fall into the all-too-common trap of not actually doing the work. As such, we’ve created an internal position here at Med School Tutors to help hold ourselves accountable to doing right by our primary team value of “people first.”
Lastly, you can expect to see more consistent content that’s specific to the experience of marginalized students in medicine here on our blog and in our programming.
If you or someone you know in medicine would like to add your voice or perspective to our work, please get in touch with us at HQ@medschooltutors.com or let us know in the comments below.