Diversity at Einstein

Albert Einstein College of Medicine recognizes that having a diverse and inclusive institution is critical to success, and we reaffirm our fervent commitment to fostering a culture in which diversity is a central tenet. Both the Association of American Medical Colleges and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have asserted the necessity of increasing diversity in medical schools and embracing a diverse and culturally competent physician and scientist workforce.

We join medical schools nationwide that are developing strategic plans for promoting diversity as a core value and significant priority in medical education and the biomedical sciences.


Einstein Garners Top Ranking in Forbes Listing of Midsize Workplaces

Einstein Garners Top Ranking in Forbes Listing of Midsize Workplaces

In the April 22, 2019 issue of Forbes, Einstein was recognized as one of the country’s best midsize employers in 2019. Forbes ranked Einstein in the top 200 overall nationally…

Einstein Offers Martin Luther King, Jr., Movie Nights

Einstein Offers Martin Luther King, Jr., Movie Nights

The office of the dean, the Einstein Council for Diversity & Inclusion, and human resources are co-sponsoring three successive evenings of films to celebrate the life and work of Dr.…

8 February Feb

47th Annual LMSA Northeast Regional Conference

Sat Feb 08 2020, 9:00 AM

TBA, Forchheimer

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Conference registration required.  For more information contact: diversity.enhancement@einstein.yu.edu

Diversity@Einstein TimelineDiversity @ Einstein Timeline

1953
Scientist and humanitarian Albert Einstein agrees to lend his name to our new medical school. He specifies that there be no discrimination with regard to race or creed.
1968
The Martin Luther King Jr. — Robert F. Kennedy Program is established to help prepare minority under-graduates for medical school.
1980
The Einstein Senate forms a Minority Affairs Committee to recruit and retain minority students.
1988
The Einstein Enrichment Program is established to enable minority and/or economically disadvantaged secondary school students who are academically motivated to pursue careers in science, medicine and health.
1997
Einstein participates for the first time in the AMSNY Post-Baccalaur-eate Program at SUNY Buffalo. The goal of the program is to expand the pool of under-represented minority and educationally and economically disadvan-taged students
2001
Einstein establishes the Hispanic Center of Excellence, joining a group of distinguished 2012institutions that serve the healthcare needs of the Hispanic community.
2007
Einstein’s BronxCREED (Center to Reduce and Eliminate Ethnic and Racial Health Disparities) wins an NIH renewal award for its Center of Excellence in Partnerships for Community Outreach, Research on Health Disparities and Trainin
2012
Einstein introduces the Office of Diversity Mentoring to help members of underrepresented groups at Einstein build successful careers in research and healthcare.
2014
The Safe Zone Allies Program/Safe Zone Mentoring Program is designed to increase understanding of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) persons and improve the institutional climate.
2016
“Black Excellence” is the theme of a student-sponsored “Crucial Conversations” session and a conference held at Einstein by the Student National Medical Association.
2017
More than 60 Einstein faculty members and staff, including the Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Planning Committee, attend a TIMELINEplanning team retreat. Attendees finalize recommendations and goals for the Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan for Excellence.
2018
Einstein announces its first comprehensive Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan for Excellence and launches an implementation action plan.
2019
Einstein announces the appointment of its first Senior Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion who will provide leadership in continuing to implement the many facets of Einstein’s Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan for Excellence.

Damien Jackson, M.Ed.
A Diversity and Inclusivity Q&A
Damien Jackson, M.Ed.

I hope that the College becomes the standard for diversity and inclusion in New York.

About Einstein

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About The Bronx

US Census Bureau reports that the Bronx is the most diverse in the country

  • 54.2% of its residents belong to racial or ethnic groups other than white
  • 31.7% of the population is foreign born
  • 55.7% of the population speak non-English at home
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