The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has selected the CUNY School of Medicine to be one of five medical institutions across the country to participate in their pilot project on Restorative Justice for Academic Medicine (RJAM).
With this project, the AAMC aims to train academic medical institutions to effectively incorporate the practice of Restorative Justice to address incidents of harm and engage in community building. Therefore, as a pilot site, CSOM will be part of leading a national effort to improve campus climate and contribute directly to practice and policy change in academic medicine and the broader health professions.
This AAMC recognition will allow CSOM to expand its capacity to address any learning environment issues by training facilitators to effectively incorporate the practices of RJ in community building efforts as well as to (re)build relationships and repair harm resulting from conflicts within our community. In addition to receiving training, this recognition will afford CSOM access to advisory assistance from the AAMC, the University of San Diego Center for Restorative Justice and an online discussion community for RJ practitioners throughout the 6 month duration of the pilot.