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CFAS Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit


These resources are meant to aid diverse academic medicine professionals in their career development and raise awareness of the issues of diversity in academic medicine. Please send any materials you think would be appropriate for these webpages to Alex Bolt at


Grant Writers Coaching Group for NIH Awards
The Grant Writers Coaching Group for NIH Awards is designed for racial and ethnic minority faculty who are actively working on a K or R NIH grant proposal. The goal of the program is to support minority faculty in improving critical writing skills to strengthen grant proposals and increase diversity in medicine. Applications are due Thursday, April 11.

Diversity Efforts at Medical Schools

Professional Organizations

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Professional organizations for people of diverse backgrounds.

Websites and Reports

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Websites and reports on diversity in academic medicine.

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More web-based resources on diversity in academic medicine.

Tell us what kinds of efforts your institution is engaged in to advance faculty diversity issues.

Our Mission:

The CFAS Diversity Committee, under the leadership of VJ Periyakoil, MD, will elevate awareness of the importance of diversity among administrative board members and the leadership of CFAS, as well as seek to develop mechanisms to promote and empower diversity and inclusiveness in all CFAS activities. Since we collaborate closely with the Group on Diversity and Inclusion (GDI) and the Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS), this mission statement reflects those of our partners. We define diversity broadly to include all aspects of human differences including but not limited to socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, geography (including rural and highly rural areas), disability, and age. This committee will continue to collaborate with the Group on Diversity and Inclusion (GDI) and other relevant AAMC groups to facilitate and promote development of innovative methods of education, research, policy, and clinical practice that focus on issues of diversity, inclusion, and respectful interactions.

Contact Us:

Alex Bolt, CFAS Communications Specialist.

CFAS Diversity Toolkit - Professional Organizations

CFAS Diversity Toolkit - Websites and Reports

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Websites and Reports

  • NIH Scientific Workforce Diversity Toolkit - the NIH's evidence-based toolkit for expanding faculty diversity at institutions.
  • MedEdPORTAL's Diversity, Inclusion, and Health Equity Collection - The AAMC's MedEdPORTAL, in partnership with the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), features features peer-reviewed educational resources for educators to advance institutional efforts in creating a diverse and inclusive culture and climate for all in order to drive clinical, educational, research and service excellence.
  • Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (2018) - the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine's report on sexual harassment in academic medicine and other fields.
  • NIH Addresses the Science of Diversity (video)
  • New Diversity and Inclusion Officer Toolkit - a PowerPoint presentation from the AAMC's Group on Diversity and Inclusion (GDI) that functions as a guide for academic medicine professionals who are new to diversity and inclusion roles.
  • Diversity in Medical Education 2016 - an AAMC report that provides detailed statistical information on race, ethnicity, and gender in medical education in the United States for the 2014–2015 academic year.
  • Reflections on Diversity and Inclusion in Academic Medicine - a 2014 AAMC publication that provides a historical overview of diversity and inclusion efforts, presents data, and highlights leaders’ perspectives on future directions to advance diversity and inclusion in academic medicine.
  • Despite Diversity Pushes, Minority Faculty Underrepresented in Medical Schools - U.S. News & World Report (2013)
  • The Role of the Chief Diversity Officer in Academic Health Centers - a 2012 AAMC report that describes how to craft effective chief diversity officer (CDO) roles in health care organizations.
  • Faculty Diversity Programs in U.S. Medical Schools and Characteristics Associated with Higher Faculty Diversity - Academic Medicine (2012)

  • Faculty Diversity in Medical Education - AAMC report (2009)
  • AAMC's Diversity 3.0 Learning Series - a collection of resources on diversity issues in academic medicine from the AAMC's Diversity Policies and Programs.
  • The AAMC's Group on Diversity and Inclusion's (GDI) resources page.

  • - The jobs site of Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, a leading resource for the higher education community for over 25 years. The extensive listings posted here include both faculty and non-faculty jobs at postsecondary institutions.

  • HERC - a non-profit consortium of over 700 colleges, universities, hospitals, research labs, government agencies, and related non- and for-profit organizations. Consortium members share a commitment to hiring the most diverse and talented faculty, staff, and executives.

  • - American Indian Graduate Center provides fellowships to American Indian and Alaska Native graduate students throughout the United States.

  • - LGBT+Pride in Foreign Affairs Agencies. Officially recognized as a State Department and USAID employee association, GLIFAA advances diversity and workplace equity in U.S. foreign affairs agencies and human rights for LGBT people around the world.

  • - The mission of the Asian Chamber of Commerce includes supporting and promoting Asian-owned businesses, as well as providing information, resources, training, exposure, networking opportunities, monthly events, and two major annual events.

  • - The mission of the Network of Indian Professionals, North America (NetIP NA) is to serve as the unequivocal voice for the South Asian Diaspora by developing and engaging a cohesive network of professionals to benefit the community.

  • - The National Black Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to economically empowering and sustaining African-American communities through entrepreneurship and capitalistic activity within the US and via interaction with the African Diaspora.

  • - This is the leading internet source for jobs and career information in academia, and it features diversity-focused general job posting resources.

  • - The mission of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities is to advance policies and practices that improve the health, education, social, and economic well-being of all people with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and their communities.

  • - National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education represents the presidents and chancellors of the diverse black colleges and universities.

  • - The website of the Association of Black Women in Higher Education (ABWHE) lists career opportunities.

  • - With women and minorities as the target candidate pool, this nationwide resource is comprised of job posting advertisements, an extensive network and database of professionals, and executive search firm capabilities.

  • - The first and largest community for students, alumni, and supporters of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) maintains one of the largest online diversity resume databases, with thousands of active resumes and profiles that are less than 90 days old.

  • - This jobs site is aimed at lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people within higher education.

  •,, and - These jobs sites list staff, faculty, and management job openings at colleges and universities.

  • - This online publication, The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, lists job openings.

  • - The Women in Higher Education website addresses issues affecting women on campus.

  • - The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine is a long-standing top information source and the sole Hispanic educational magazine for the higher education community.

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