Cedars-Sinai values diversity and inclusion, and is committed to building and sustaining a diverse academic community. Diversity is one of the institutional values guiding the pursuit of the Cedars-Sinai vision: to enhance its position as the leading healthcare provider in the Los Angeles area and to rank highly among the nation's most respected, admired and trusted healthcare organizations.
Biomedical Education Pipeline Initiative (BEPI)
Beginning in summer 2014, the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity partnered with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science to pilot BEPI—originally known as the Summer Scholars Program—a research internship program designed to increase underrepresented minority students' exposure to and interest in pursuing a career in healthcare research. Scholars were paired with mentors according to their research interests.
Professional Development Seminars for Women & Minorities
Association of American Medical Colleges
The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity has supported several faculty members' attendance at these Association of American Medical Colleges Professional Development seminars:
- Early-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar
- Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar
- Minority Faculty Professional Development Seminar
- Mid-Career Minority Faculty Professional Development Seminar
Cedars-Sinai/David Geffen School of Medicine Women's Leadership Program
Beginning in 2016, the Cedars-Sinai/David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Women's Leadership Program was developed to support and promote female faculty careers through group learning and discussion. The format of the program was designed to encourage the creation of a new faculty member network that crosses fields of interest. To date, more than 50 female faculty members have participated from each campus. Topics have included Crafting Your Elevator Pitch, When to Say Yes and When to Say No, Negotiation Skills, Burnout, Graceful Self-Promotion and other topics related to professional and career development.
More information to follow.
Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Fellowship
Faculty endeavor to enhance diversity within the health system and engage in community benefit activities to increase awareness and opportunity. Several faculty have participated in career days at local middle schools to encourage underrepresented minority youth to consider careers in medicine and science.
Women’s Mentoring Initiative
The Women’s Mentoring Initiative is for underrepresented faculty to engage in a variety of academic medicine topics. Past topics have covered:
- Mentoring in Academic Medicine: Does it Work?
- Straight to the Source: Learning to Lean In
- A Conversation with Women Members of the Cedars-Sinai Board
- Negotiation Skills
- Time Management
- Crafting Your Elevator Speech