CMCA Programs and Activities
A primary focus of the Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs (CMCA) is to support and enhance diversity in Icahn School of Medicine and to develop programs designed to fulfill on our mission and charge. Our programs are intended to have an impact and make a difference for students and faculty from groups underrepresented in medicine (URM) and in the areas of the medical school curriculum, research, clinical education and training, community service and learning, and at the pipeline program level.
The CMCA's three core areas of program focus are:
- Faculty Recruitment and Career Development allows CMCA to equip our URM faculty with the necessary tools to be successful in academic medicine through a formal career development program.
- Education Pipeline Programs represent our investment in cultivating students underrepresented in medicine, who are economically and educationally competitive applicants to medical and graduate school. Our long-standing commitment is especially important during a time when the URM applicant pool is relatively flat, the national achievement gap between URM and non-URM students has widened and when affirmative action policies are being regularly challenged.
- Recruitment and Retention allows the CMCA to focus on enrolling, educating, training, retaining, and graduating a diverse group of medical and graduate students who will become outstanding physicians and scientists and will support the vision of the CMCA.