Learn more about the Department of Medicine and the School of Medicine activities that support diversity, equity, and inclusion:
- The department's Minority Recruitment & Retention Committee provides career mentoring, leadership development, and social networking for faculty, fellows, residents and medical students from under-represented groups.
- The department's Program for Women in Internal Medicine provides career development and peer mentoring programs for women students, residents, fellows, and faculty.
- The department's Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-racsim Committee (DEIAR) is working to transform the Department of Medicine into an anti-racist department where all faculty, trainees, and students thrive. Members are developing concrete short-term and long-term goals, focusing on targets that are actionable and measurable. The committee strives to have members from all divisions, and has sub-committees working in all program areas: research, clinical, education, and career development/department climate.
- Read about the department's commitment to diversity and inclusion during training and view a list of resources for trainees from across the institution. Learn more.
- The School of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion, directed by the Chief Diversity Officer, fosters a climate where all members of our faculty, students and staff experience a true sense of belonging and feel that they matter, can thrive and contribute their best work.
Career development opportunities for members of underrepresented groups
- The department's Faculty Development Academy provides individual faculty development needs, supplement on-going mentorship, and develop faculty in multiple career tracks. Any regular-rank faculty member in the Department of Medicine can apply to become a Member of the Academy, but the program is specifically designed to serve junior faculty (Instructors and Assistant Professors) and faculty from under-represented groups.
- The department's Medicine Endeavor to Nurture Trainees to Research Success Program (MENTORS) is an initiative to help research fellows maximize the opportunities of their research time. All fellows in the Department of Medicine interested in research, including basic, clinical, translational, and health services research, are eligible. While the program is designed for fellows on a research track, we welcome fellows in their clinical year as their time permits.
- Academic Development, Advocacy, Networking, Coaching and Education for Underrepresented Populations (ADVANCE-UP) is a year-long program in the School of Medicine that provides in-depth opportunities for academic development, mentoring, and networking for faculty from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Research opportunities for members of underrepresented groups
- Duke’s CTSA-sponsored Career Development Award (KL2) provides a 3-year mentored career development award to junior faculty pursuing research across the spectrum of translational science (from laboratory based to health services), with a particular focus on applicants from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds. Fellows transitioning to faculty are eligible to apply. The CTSA sponsors a similar program for medical students (TL1).
- All NIH research grants are eligible for supplemental funds to support mentored research of individuals from underrepresented groups. Diversity supplement applicants can be high school students, undergrads, medical students, residents, fellows, and faculty.
- The Duke Center for Research to Advance Healthcare Equity (REACH Equity) is one of 12 centers of excellence funded by the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities to improve minority health and reduce health disparities. There are several REACH Equity funding opportunities, each of which has a particular focus on applicants from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Educational opportunities for members of underrepresented groups
- The Duke Clinical & Translational Science Institute and Duke REACH Equity sponsor a health disparities research curriculum.
- The School of Medicine Multicultural Resource Center coordinates programs to help medical students, house staff, and faculty work and learn together in an increasingly diverse environment.
- The Visiting Clinical Scholar Program welcomes underrepresented medical students from other schools for an elective rotation at Duke. This experience helps students see first-hand if Duke is a good fit for their house staff training.
- Learn about Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion in Training and view of list of departmental and institutional resources of particular interest to trainees.