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Our Commitment to Diversity

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.

We are dedicated to supporting an inclusive environment in which all residents can achieve their personal best. It is our firm belief that diversity is a platform for developing creative solutions to challenging healthcare problems, as well as fostering innovations in biomedical research, medical education, and technology.

Our commitment to diversity is a reflection of our desire to provide the best care for our patients. The patients at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital are a true reflection of New York City in all its magnificent ethnic, racial, religious and socioeconomic diversity. Patients come to us from all over the city and its surrounding areas. In fact, the pluralities of our patients come from the most diverse neighborhoods in the city, which include Long Island City, Astoria, Woodside, Sunnyside, Jackson Heights, Spanish Harlem, East and Central Harlem, the Lower East Side, the Upper West Side and Greenwich Village among others. In order to provide the best possible care for our patients, the doctors caring for them must reflect this diversity. This is especially true of our house staff, as they are on the frontlines of patient care and interact closely with patients on a day-to-day basis.

For the past 20 years we have maintained a vibrant and robust program that focuses on establishing a racially and ethnically diverse resident body that adequately reflects our multi-ethnic society, supported by a diverse faculty. We are proud to have trained the best and brightest physicians who have gone on to become leaders in medicine. We invite you to learn more about our ongoing initiatives.

Diversity is Advancing Scientists: Locally and Globally