Inititiatives

Recruitment, Retention and Mentoring

MORE is invested in increasing the number of underrepresented minority faculty members at the School of Medicine. Efforts employed to achieve this outcome include lending support to the requirement that a diversity representative participate in every search committee, mentorship of junior faculty by senior faculty, and outreach to minority students, resident physicians, fellows and faculty members.

Further efforts employed to achieve this outcome include:

  • Support of faculty search committees and their diversity representatives to identify and recruit minority faculty candidates to Yale.
  • Mentorship of junior faculty members by senior faculty.
  • Collaboration and outreach to minority students, resident physicians and fellows.
  • Engagement with institutional leaders involved with expanding diversity and inclusion at Yale.

Initiatives Beyond the Medical School

Gary Desir, M.D. participates in the Yale African American Affinity group’s Reach out panel. The objective of the panel is to increase the diversity of the undergraduate student body by encouraging minority high school students from the greater New Haven area to consider applying to Yale University. 

Dirk Johnson, M.D. is actively involved in the Medical School’s efforts to increase the diversity of the resident physicians who train in our institution. As such, he participates in the recruitment fair held during the Student National Medical Association national convention. 

Forrester Lee, M.D. and Cindy Crusto, Ph.D. are members of the Yale School of Medicine’s curriculum re-build committee. As co-chairs of the Cultural Competence Goals Group, they are charged with overseeing the development of learning objectives that will equip Yale medical students to practice medicine with cultural and linguistic competence. Marcella Nunez-Smith, M.D. and Inginia Genao, M.D. also are members of the Cultural Competence Goals Group.

Lisa Walke, M.D. is the representative designated by the Dean to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)’s Group for Diversity and Inclusion. The Group on Diversity and Inclusion (GDI) serves as a national forum and recognized resource to support the efforts of AAMC member institutions and academic medicine at the local, regional, and national levels to realize the benefits of diversity and inclusion in medicine and biomedical sciences.