Title

Implementing a Successful Faculty-Driven Diversity Liaison Program: an Innovative Approach to Faculty Recruitment at OUWB School of Medicine.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-17-2020

Publication Title

Medical Science Educator

Abstract

Recruiting a diverse faculty is necessary for fostering inclusive environments at medical schools. The current study describes the creation and implementation of a faculty-led Diversity Liaison Program (DLP). After a faculty-wide assessment of attitudes regarding diversity, volunteer faculty participants in the DLP received training about identifying and mitigating bias in the search process, as well as methods for increasing search pool diversity. Early results show increased hiring of faculty who are women and from underrepresented groups. We conclude by discussing the successes and challenges of the program, which are instructive for other institutions seeking to diversify their faculty.

Volume

30

Issue

3

First Page

1007

Last Page

1009

DOI

10.1007/s40670-020-01006-y

ISSN

2156-8650

PubMed ID

34457760

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