"For the Nation’s Health, Medical Schools Must Become More Diverse"
Medical schools need to continue their efforts to recruit more minority students, writes Gary Butts, MD, chief diversity and inclusion officer for the Mount Sinai Health System. At the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Mount Sinai Health System, where I work, we are making systemwide interventions to further advance diversity, with a particular focus on minority men. Our IT department, for example, is developing an IT pipeline track for students interested in health-technology careers. An important next step is to identify mentors among our medical-school leaders who will commit to mentoring an underrepresented student in high school, college, or medical school. Learn more.