Our mission is to promote cultural diversity among the faculty, fellows, and house staff of the Weill Department of Medicine. We seek to create pipeline opportunities that will foster research in minority health and health care policy, to educate physicians on the sociocultural influences affecting a patient's health, beliefs and behaviors, and to expand the relationship of the department and the larger institution with the community.
The Department of Pediatrics, in partnership with the WCM Office of Diversity and Inclusion, seeks to foster working and educational environments where all persons can succeed, thrive, and find community, irrespective of race, ethnicity, gender, age or any other domain of identity.
The Department of Radiology seeks to improve the representation of residents, fellows, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds and underrepresented communities within the field of medicine. We hope to foster and nurture a culture of inclusive excellence where members of our department (irrespective of age, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, and socioeconomic status) can thrive, succeed, and inspire others to do the same. We hold ourselves accountable to this intentional vision by: building an inclusive and integrated community; creating safe and brave spaces that nurture dialogue; denouncing underprivilege and marginalization; valuing the unique perspectives, strengths, and critical inquiries of each member of our department; fostering an environment in which everyone can celebrate their individuality; facilitating a new generation of ideas and leaders that embrace equity and mutual respect; engaging with diversity across the local, regional, and global landscapes; and embracing decolonial, antiracist, feminist and queer values.
The goal of the Diversity Center of Excellence awarded from the Health Resources and Services Administration, is to increase the number of Underrepresented Minority (URM) physicians in the workforce and in academic medicine. For more Information https://dcoe.weill.cornell.edu/
The Cornell Center for Health Equity (CCHEq) responds directly to community priorities by focusing on practical, relevant research topics. It brings together research experts at Weill Cornell Medicine and at Cornell University’s Ithaca campus to collaborate on how to achieve health equity. The Center engages members of the public in every step of the research process, from conceptualization through dissemination and implementation. For more information http://centerforhealthequity.cornell.edu/
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Housestaff Committee was established in 1995 in an effort to increase the number of residents who are traditionally underrepresented in internal medicine. The Committee is comprised of members of our house staff and dedicated faculty advisors. Activities include:
- Assisting with residency recruitment efforts
- Providing mentorship and working with the local Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) and Student National Medical Association (SNMA) chapters
- Promoting health equity for all patients through resident initiated research and outreach
- Promoting professional, development and social networking activities
The two-day Faculty Institute for Diversity offers an opportunity for an interdisciplinary peer-group of faculty to transform a course through the lens of diversity and inclusion. Explore a five-dimensional framework that invites entry from all disciplinary perspectives: consider who you are, who you teach, how you teach, what you teach, and how this influences the learning environment.
The center runs workshops on inclusive learning and teaching.
CITE programs create safety around highly charged workplace issues, facilitating honest dialogue, self-awareness and organizational learning on four levels: personal, interpersonal, group and institutional/community.