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Diversity & Inclusion Community Building for Diversity & Inclusion

Community Building for Diversity & Inclusion

NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine has established a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee to implement the following community-building strategies:

  • attend national and regional meetings that address minority health issues
  • post open faculty and staff positions in publications with minority audiences
  • promote programs for students who are underrepresented in medicine
  • establish collaborative relationships with professional organizations that share our diversity mandates

We are 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 (DEI) centralizes DEI resources and plays an integral role for the community of NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine. 

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 DEI 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.

Departmental Diversity Ambassadors

All departments 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 graduate medical education director of diversity and inclusion and the assistant dean for diversity and inclusion to develop a school-wide strategy that reflects the suggestions of the broader community.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Student Representatives

DEI student representatives advocate for the student body in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee meetings as well as to 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.

Student-Led Clubs and Organizations

Students at NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine organize and maintain many clubs and activities, including specialty interest groups, which offer lectures, workshops, clinical experiences, and extracurricular activities to enhance students’ educational experience. Included are several cultural and religious clubs and organizations:

  • Asian Pacific American Medical Students Association
  • Jewish Student Group
  • Medical Mandarin Club
  • Medical Spanish Club
  • Students for a National Health Program
  • Student National Medical Association
  • Women’s Health Education Alliance
  • LGBTQ+ Medical Student Association

Learn more about clubs and activities for MD students.

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 status, LGBTQIA+ status, or specialty interest. Students interested in being matched may contact our office at to schedule a meeting with the assistant dean.

The Envision Scholars Academy

The Envision Scholars Academy is a mentoring program for local high school and college students who have limited access to resources to prepare for a career in medicine.

The program is based on three pillars: exposure to medicine, professional development, and mentorship. The goal is to provide participants with exploratory experiences and skills along with relevant information and guidance to become a successful candidate for medical school. Additionally, the program collaborates with various departments within NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island to create and implement learning opportunities for the participanting 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. Within this student-centered, academic-clinical partnership, participants also have access to faculty members who serve as role models and mentors.

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 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 preparing a medical school application and resume writing to mock interviews and appropriate professional conduct.


Each triad group is made up of a 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 career success.

The Envision Scholars Academy is managed by Marisol Bazile, MEd, manager, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. To learn more about the program, email us at

Additional Events and Activities

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion serves as the heart of the school where many of our DEI efforts are born and where our cultural programming is created. Through educational programming, cultural events, and celebrations, such as topical movie nights, cultural heritage day recognition, educational activities, and Pride Month, 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, residents, fellows, and faculty.