YSM is committed to improving gender and racial diversity among our faculty and leadership, and improving equity for all. These issues are critical to the ongoing excellence of our school, and we believe that Yale should and will be a leader in this area.
Minority Organization for Retention & Expansion (MORE)
Fostering an environment at the Yale School of Medicine that is welcoming to all is vital to successfully recruit outstanding minority faculty members. Likewise, ensuring that minority faculty, once recruited, have the resources and mentoring needed to be successful is critical for improving retention. Thus, MORE seeks to support both the recruitment and retention of minority faculty through a variety of events and venues.
Committee on the Status of Women in Medicine (SWIM)
SWIM was founded in 1979 to address issues related to gender equality at the Yale School of Medicine, and works to raise awareness of issues relevant to women who are faculty, and to advocate for them. SWIM welcomes participation from all interested faculty members of the medical school.
Ad Hoc Task Force on Gender Equity
The Ad Hoc Task Force on Gender Equity was formed at the Yale School of Medicine and broadly charged to address issues that impacted the career advancement of women faculty in the school and the under-representation of women in leadership positions. The Task Force met from November of 2014 until April of 2015, and their report and recommendations can be read here:
The Dean's Advisory Council on LGBTQI+ Affairs
The Dean’s Advisory Council collaborates with other groups to cultivate visible supports and a vibrant, connected community of LGBTQI+ individuals and their allies at YSM. The Advisory Council helps guide the expansion of LGBTQI+ health research, and coordinates efforts to foster an inclusive, patient-centered environment in which tailored care is available for LGBTQI+ patients. Furthermore, the Advisory Council oversees initiatives that prepare our trainees to serve all of their patients with excellence, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.