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Diversity Council Initiatives

Students at outreach events

The Department of Medicine and the Diversity Council continuously examine approaches to recruit, retain, engage, and fundamentally value faculty and trainees who are under-represented in medicine.


Visiting 4th Year Medical Student Clerkship

The Chair of Medicine and the Chair of the Diversity Council invites 4th year medical students who are from groups under-represented in medicine, including under-represented minorities and persons from disadvantaged backgrounds, who intend to pursue a career in internal medicine or its subspecialities, to apply for our visiting clerkship program. The clerkship exposes medical students to career opportunities available in an academic medical center and includes: an assigned faculty mentor, exposure to research programs (emphasizing those focused on underserved populations), service learning opportunities through community outreach programs and assistance in preparing for the residency interviews. A stipend is provided on a highly competitive basis. NOTE: Clinical electives are only available to medical students who are attending either LCME approved schools (U.S. and Canadian medical schools) or schools with which we have a formal affiliation.

The visiting clerkship program will continue to be in-person for the 2023-2024 academic year. Please check the application link below for the necessary requirements. Applications are due May 31, 2023 for a Fall 2023 rotation.

Diversity Council Visiting Clerkship Application

Myron L. Weisfeldt Distinguished Visiting Professorship in Diversity

Each year, the Department of Medicine invites a prominent  physician, scientist, or national leader to be a Diversity Visiting Professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The Professorship includes opportunities for the department’s leadership to meet with the honoree and the minority faculty to discuss issues related to minorities in academic medicine. The honoree also meets with housestaff and fellows. One of the highlights of the visit is when the visiting Professor gives Medical Grand Rounds.

Past Visiting Professors

  • James E. K. Hildreth, PhD, MD

    September 2022
    Meharry Medical College
    James E. K. Hildreth
  • Carmen Guerra, MD, MSCE, FACP

    May 2021
    University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
    Carmen Guerra
  • Gail Kerr, MD

    February 2019
    Washington D.C. Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Howard University Hospital, Georgetown University
    Gail Kerr
  • Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, MD, PhD, MAS

    April 2018
    University of California, San Francisco
    Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo
  • Ivor Benjamin, MD, FAHA, FACC

    April 2017
    Medical College of Wisconsin
    Ivor Benjamin
  • Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD, MSc, FRCP

    May 2016
    University of Tennessee Health Science Center
    Samuel Dagogo-Jack
  • Clarence H. Braddock III, MD, MPH, MACP

    May 2015
    University of California at Los Angeles
     Clarence H. Braddock III
  • Adaora Adimora, MD, MPH

    February 2014
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Adaora Adimora
  • Alicia Fernandez, MD

    February 2013
    University of California at San Francisco
    Alicia Fernandez
  • Keith Norris, MD, PhD

    January 2012
    University of California at Los Angeles
    Keith Norris
  • Michael Debaun, MD, MPH

    November 2010
    Vanderbilt University
    Michael Debaun
  • Hannah Valantine, MD

    October 2009
    Stanford University
    Hannah Valantine
  • Esteban González Burchard, MD, MPH

    May 2008
    University of California at San Francisco
    Esteban González Burchard
  • David S. Wilkes, MD, FACP

    February 2007
    Indiana University
    David S. Wilkes
  • Jackson Wright, MD, PhD, FACP

    April 2006
    Case Western Reserve University
    Jackson Wright
  • Talmadge King, Jr., MD

    February 2005
    University of California at San Francisco
    Talmadge King, Jr.
  • Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MSCR

    December 2003
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Giselle Corbie-Smith
  • Juanita L. Merchant, MD, PhD

    May 2003
    University of Michigan
    Juanita L. Merchant

Proactive Outreach

Promoting Inclusive Environments

  • Welcome events for new trainees
  • Raise awareness of implicit bias and other factors hindering inclusion

Faculty Development

  • Nominate and sponsor faculty for awards and leadership development programs
  • Study factors that enhance success and satisfaction

Showcase Excellence

  • Highlight accomplishments of faculty and trainees
  • Host events with expert panels and more
  • Publish a monthly newsletter showcasing council members
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