Councils and Groups

We are proud to be among the top medical schools with the highest percentages of student enrollment and faculty members from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in medicine (an increase from 15 percent to more than 20 percent, and from 4 percent to 8 percent respectively, between 1998 and 2015). Similarly, we have a growing number of female medical students and faculty members, approximately 50 percent in each group. We remain dedicated to sustaining this momentum.

Our commitment to and investment in diversity is demonstrated through our programs and resources, which provide mentoring and other support mechanisms aimed at academic, career, clinical, teaching, research development, and leadership within a culturally relevant context.

Diversity Programs and Resources

Emphasizing diversity among faculty, staff, and students is vital to fulfilling our function as a vibrant educational organization. To this end, we offer a range of diversity programs and resources.

Center for Excellence in Youth Education (CEYE)
CEYE is one of the longest sustained pipeline programs in the nation and provides educational pipeline enrichment programs from high school through college level in the areas of science, health, biomedical research, and medicine.

The Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs (CMCA)
CMCA nurtures students, faculty, and trainees from groups underrepresented in the medical and biomedical research workforce.

CMCA Faculty Scholars Program
The CMCA Faculty Scholars Program aims to increase the capability and capacity of faculty from groups underrepresented in medicine by helping them preserve time to focus on skill development and experience in research, teaching and education, service to the community, and clinical practice and professional leadership in academic medicine.

CMCA GME Diversity Committee
The CMCA GME Diversity Committee advises and assists CMCA with implementation of diversity initiatives, with particular focus on house staff and faculty. The committee consists of deans, and clinical and basic department chairs and is chaired by Michael L. Marin, MD.

Conduits Centers for Community and Academic Research Partnership
This partnership connects faculty and community members to enhance individual research capacity while respecting the values and culture of the community.

Diversity in Biomedical Research Council (DBRC)
The DBRC is a school-wide council with a focus on recruitment, development, retention, and funding to increase diversity among leaders, faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students, and staff in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Friedman Brain Institute Diversity in Neuroscience (DiverseBrains) Initiative
The Friedman Brain Institute's Diversity in Neuroscience initiative advocates unanimously for proactive promotion of diversity and inclusivity at all levels of its activities. 

Executive Diversity Leadership Board (EDLB)
A leadership board chaired by Dr. Kenneth Davis, CEO of the Mount Sinai Health System with senior leadership across the health system to advance the principals of diversity and inclusion. The EDLB is supported by the Office for Diversity and Inclusion.

Faculty Diversity Council
The Faculty Diversity Council is a school-wide council that promotes recruitment and retention among faculty members from groups underrepresented in medicine and science. Gary Butts, MD, and Elizabeth Howell, MD, MPP, serve as Co-Chairs.

Office for Women's Careers
The Office for Women’s Careers enables women faculty to network across departments; serves as an advocacy and mentoring resource; and provides a forum for support, education, and discussion.

Post Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) 
The National Institutes of Health-funded PREP provides individualized mentoring, coursework, development of laboratory research skills, and a supportive learning environment for post-baccalaureate students interested in pursuing PhD or MD/PhD training and research careers in biomedicine.

Racism and Bias Initiative
Sponsored by the Department of Medical Educationa nd Office for Diversity and Inclusion's Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs, the spirit of the Racism and Bias initiative is to explicitly address and undo racism and bias in all areas of medical school and center racial justice, health equity, and underrepresented voices and experiences of our medical education colleagues. 

Faculty of Color Network
Sponsored by the Office for Diversity and Inclusion, this employee resource group provides a professional network for minority faculty across the Mount Sinai Health System.