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In addition to the modern Hippocratic oath, the current first-year class of Pitt’s School of Medicine took a nontraditional oath on Aug. 14 addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, racial injustice and health care inequities.

‘Class of the First Oath’ addresses health care disparities, social justice issues

By Rashi Ranjan, Staff Writer September 22, 2020
The current first-year class of Pitt’s School of Medicine took a nontraditional oath on Aug. 14 in addition to the modern Hippocratic oath.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher announced that Scaife Hall would not be renamed. Renaming Scaife Hall was one of Black medical students’ demands sent to the dean of the School in June.

Pitt won’t rename Scaife Hall, chancellor says

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor August 27, 2020
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher announced that a working group charged with investigating Scaife Hall’s name found no reason to continue with the renaming process. Renaming Scaife Hall, home to Pitt’s School of Medicine, was one of Black medical students’ demands that was sent to the School’s dean in June.
A partnership between the Graduate School of Public Health and the School of Medicine has resulted in the integration of an anti-racism curriculum at Pitt Med.

‘Foundational knowledge’: School of Medicine reflects on anti-racist curriculum changes

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer July 14, 2020
The book club is a continuation of an anti-racism curriculum change introduced last year in Clinical Experiences — a required course for all medical students that runs from the beginning of spring semester of the first year through the fall semester of the second year.
Fourth-year medical student Chukwudi Onyeukwu volunteers with 412Med to provide medical services to the Pittsburgh community.

Med students help underserved communities during pandemic

By Priya Ray, Staff Writer June 23, 2020
412Med is a student-led organization helping underserved communities in the Pittsburgh area, providing medical services to the community after the halting of clinical rotations in March, which have since resumed.
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