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Resources for Current MD Students Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine is committed to cultivating a diverse workforce of students, residents, and faculty and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. We will bolster diversity and programming outreach to promote a sense of belonging for our school community.

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion centralizes diversity, equity, and inclusion resources and plays an integral role for the community of NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine. The office serves as the heart of the school where many of our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts are born and where our cultural programming is created. Through educational programming, cultural events, and celebrations, we are continuously striving to reinforce a culture of diversity and inclusivity. This programming helps highlight the diversity that is already present at our institution; address the challenges, inequities, and disparities that still exist; and provide empowerment to work toward improvement.

Our office also hosts several panels open to the community throughout the year to foster discussion and provide an inclusive setting to support students, house staff, and faculty.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Student Representatives

Diversity Student Representatives represent the student body in Diversity Committee meetings as well as the school’s administration. Representatives provide input from the students’ perspective and participate in Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion events. Student representatives also contribute thoughts, ideas, and feedback that help with initiatives, programs, and panels for the student community.

Diversity Matched Mentors

We also offer diversity-matched mentoring as needed with resident physicians or faculty members who may share your gender, race or ethnicity, first-generation, LGBTQIA+ status, or specialty interest. Students interested in being matched may contact our office at lisom.diversity@nyulangone.org to schedule a meeting with the assistant dean.

Faculty Diversity Initiatives

We seek to attract and retain talent that reflects the rich diversity of our communities and the patients we serve by actively recruiting individuals from groups that are underrepresented in medicine into faculty, staff, and leadership positions.

Our staff participates in regular training sessions, as recommended by the Association of American Medical Colleges, to mitigate unconscious bias and to better understand and appreciate the diverse backgrounds of our students and their colleagues.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee; department chairs; and educational leadership support our commitment to cultivating a diverse workforce by attracting, nurturing, and empowering a vibrant community. We work together to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion programs and encourage best practices in retaining and recruiting faculty and senior administrative staff through grand rounds and faculty development on health equity, implicit bias training, an ambassador program, recognition, and mentorship.

The committee aids to implement the following strategies:

  • attend national and regional meetings that address minority health issues
  • post open faculty and staff positions in publications with minority audiences
  • establish collaborative relationships with professional organizations that share these diversity mandates

Departmental Diversity Ambassadors

All departments and institutes have a departmental diversity ambassador, who has been appointed to champion diversity and inclusion efforts. Diversity ambassadors meet regularly with members of their department to gather suggestions for encouraging an inclusive environment. They then collaborate with the assistant dean of diversity, equity, and inclusion to develop a school-wide strategy that reflects the suggestions of the broader community.

Envision Scholars Academy

The Envision Scholars Academy is based on three pillars: exposure to medicine, professional development, and mentorship.

Our goal is to help offer an opportunity to students to receive guidance, experiences, and skills necessary to becoming admitted to medical school. The Envision Scholars Academy collaborates with various departments within NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island to create and implement future learning opportunities for all scholars.

Our program distinguishes itself from other pipeline programs in that it follows a triad mentorship model including high school students, college students typically pre-health or pre-med focused on attending medical school, and medical students. This mentorship model helps each scholar to form a relationship with someone who has achieved a goal they are working toward.

This is a student-centered, academic-clinical partnership. Participants also have access to faculty members, which provides them with the opportunity to serve as role models and mentors. The academy meets once a month on a Saturday from October to May.

The Envision Scholars Academy offers several benefits to its scholars.

Exposure to Medicine

Students participate in hands-on workshops involving a wide range of medical disciplines with specific attention paid to primary care specialties. Workshops are facilitated by medical students, residents, and attending physicians.

Professional Development

Skills necessary for career advancement are taught through workshops ranging from personal statement and resume writing to mock interviews and business etiquette.


Each group is made up of one high school, college, and medical student. Dedicated time is set aside at the end of each session for groups to eat lunch while they view and discuss a short video clip regarding a topic relevant to achieving academic and/or career success.

The Envision Scholars Academy is managed by Marisol Bazile, MEd. To learn more about the program, email us at lisom.diversity@nyulangone.org.

Our Team

Sandy Dorcelus, DO
Assistant Dean, Diversity and Inclusion

Marisol Bazile, MEd
Manager, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Contact Us

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is located at NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine's Research and Academic Center at 101 Mineola Boulevard in room 2-084. For more information about our diversity initiatives, contact our office at lisom.diversity@nyulangone.org or 516-240-7200.