Like students, residents and fellows make up the pipeline of talent that may one day become faculty members and leaders in the School of Medicine. We want them not only to be the best candidates, but also to be reflective of the overall population. Here are some examples of our activities.
Bayview residency program
In 1996, underrepresented minorities—African Americans and Hispanics—made up just 5 percent of incoming residents in Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center’s Department of Medicine. But steady efforts, such as changing how the department recruits and selects residents, have pushed minority representation to 33 percent of the incoming interns in 2007. Read more here.
Department of Medicine Diversity Council
Created in 2002, the council has been one of the organization’s early leaders in promoting diversity. Among its activities and achievements:
- Paying for underrepresented minority applicants to its residency program to visit Hopkins for a second look, after they have already interviewed. That and other tactics have helped increase minority residents from 7.5 percent in 2000 to about 22 percent.
- Hosting a visiting professor each year, a leader in medicine who is an ethnic minority or whose clinical work or research involves minority health.
- Covering travel and housing costs for fourth-year minority medical students from outside Hopkins to come here for a one-month clerkship.