Faculty Diversity

We at NJMS recognize that diversity, equity, and inclusion enhances our ability as an academic community to foster innovation and excellence. NJMS has a longstanding tradition of commitment to diversity and has fostered a spirit of inclusiveness for its highly diverse faculty, staff, and students.  The diversity of our nation, combined with a shortage of individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds in the health professions, presents a significant challenge for medical education and academic medicine. We at NJMS are resolutely responding to the need for a diverse healthcare workforce that meets the diverse needs of today's patients. 

The Office of Faculty Affairs is committed to serving as a resource to the departments to support diversity initiatives with a focus on recruitment and retention efforts of faculty who identify as Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, women, and first-generation students including their advancement and presence in leadership roles. According to the AAMC 2021 Missions Management Tool, NJMS ranked in the 80th percentile for the number of historically underrepresented faculty (Hispanic/Latinx, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Black/African American, and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders) and 40th percentile for women.

While our school supports a diverse and inclusive environment, the diversity categories identified in the medical school's Strategic Plan and policies that guide recruitment and retention activities for medical students, faculty, and senior administrative staff include:

Medical Students

Faculty

Senior Administrative Staff

Black or African American

Black or African American

Black or African American

Latino/Hispanic

Latino/Hispanic

Latino/Hispanic

First generation college student and/or economically disadvantage

 

 

Women

Women

Women for Leadership Roles