Diversity in academic medicine no. 6 successful programs in minority faculty development: ingredients of success

Mt Sinai J Med. 2008 Dec 1;75(6):533-51. doi: 10.1002/msj.20084.


This article describes the ingredients of successful programs for the development of minority faculty in academic medicine. Although stung by recent cuts in federal funding, minority faculty development programs now stand as models for medical schools that are eager to join the 140-year-old quest for diversity in academic medicine. In this article, the ingredients of these successful faculty development programs are discussed by experts in minority faculty development and illustrated by institutional examples. Included are descriptions of program goals and content, mentoring and coaching, selecting participants, providing a conducive environment, managing the program, and sustaining support. This article is a companion to another article, "Successful Programs in Minority Faculty Development: Overview," in this issue of the Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine.

MeSH terms

  • Civil Rights
  • Cultural Diversity*
  • Education, Medical / organization & administration*
  • Faculty, Medical / organization & administration*
  • Government Programs
  • Humans
  • Leadership
  • Mentors
  • Minority Groups*
  • Organizational Case Studies
  • Program Development / methods
  • Schools, Medical / organization & administration*
  • Staff Development / methods
  • United States