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MUSC Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan

Diversity Resources

Diversity in the News


Google's nearly static diversity numbers point to long road ahead - USA Today

Google's diversity numbers changed little in the past year - The Washington Post 

Diversity & Inclusion in Academic Health Centers

Price, E. G., Powe, N. R., Kern, D. E., Golden, S. H., Wand, G. S., & Cooper, L. A. (2009). Improving the diversity climate in academic medicine: faculty perceptions as a catalyst for institutional change. Academic Medicine, 84(1), 95. 19116484 

South-Paul, J. E., Roth, L., Davis, P. K., Chen, T., Roman, A., Murrell, A., ... & Schuman, J. (2013). Building diversity in a complex academic health center. Academic Medicine, 88(9), 1259-1264.

Sullivan, L. W., & Mittman, I. S. (2010). The state of diversity in the health professions a century after Flexner. Academic Medicine, 85(2), 246-253.

Diversity & Inclusion Strategic Plans (examples)


Project Implicit

Self-Assessment for Cultural Competence, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Self-Assessments, National Center for Cultural Competence 

LGBTQ Resource

Definition of Terms

Communication, Community Relations & Outreach

Calleson, D. C., Seifer, S. D., & Maurana, C. (2002). Forces affecting community involvement of AHCs: perspectives of institutional and faculty leaders. Academic Medicine, 77(1), 72-81.

Michener, J. L., Champagne, M. T., Yaggy, D., Yaggy, S. D., & Krause, K. M. (2005). Making a home in the community for the academic medical center. Academic Medicine, 80(1), 57-61.

Wolff, M., & Maurana, C. A. (2001). Building effective community-academic partnerships to improve health: a qualitative study of perspectives from communities. Academic Medicine, 76(2), 166-172.

Education & Training

Beach, M. C., Price, E. G., Gary, T. L., Robinson, K. A., Gozu, A., Palacio, A., ... & Cooper, L. A. (2005). Cultural competency: A systematic review of health care provider educational interventions. Medical care, 43(4), 356.

Echeverri, M., Brookover, C., & Kennedy, K. (2010). Nine constructs of cultural competence for curriculum development. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 74(10).

Robey, K. L., Minihan, P. M., Long-Bellil, L. M., Hahn, J. E., Reiss, J. G., & Eddey, G. E. (2013). Teaching health care students about disability within a cultural competency context. Disability and Health Journal, 6(4), 271-279.

Selig, S., Tropiano, E., & Greene-Moton, E. (2006). Teaching cultural competence to reduce health disparities. Health Promotion Practice, 7(3 suppl), 247S-255S.

Engagement & Inclusion

Lloyd Michener, M., Cook, J., Ahmed, S. M., Yonas, M. A., Coyne-Beasley, T., & Aguilar-Gaxiola, S. (2012). Aligning the goals of community-engaged research: why and how academic health centers can successfully engage with communities to improve health. Academic Medicine, 87(3), 285.

Performance Outcomes & Metrics

Hurtado, S., Griffin, K. A., Arellano, L., & Cuellar, M. (2008). Assessing the value of climate assessments: Progress and future directions. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 1(4), 204.

Worthington, R. L. (2008). Measurement and assessment in campus climate research: A scientific imperative. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 1(4), 201.

Recruitment & Pipeline Development

Afghani, B., Santos, R., Angulo, M., & Muratori, W. (2013). A novel enrichment program using cascading mentorship to increase diversity in the health care professions. Academic Medicine, 88(9), 1232-1238.

Blake, J. H., & Simmons, E. R. (2008). A Daufuskie Island Lad in an Academic Community: An Extraordinary Journey of Personal Transformation. Journal of College and Character, 10(1).

Campbell, K. M., Rodriguez, J. E., & Berne-Anderson, T. (2014). From Underrepresented Minority High School Student to Medical School Faculty Member: How an Outreach Program Changed My Life. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 25(3), 972-975.

Hamos, J. E. (2006). Framing K–12 partnerships in order to make a difference. Academic Medicine, 81(6), S11-S14.

Metz, A. M. (2013). Racial and Ethnic Underrepresentation in Medicine: Lessons From the Past and a Vision of the Future. Teaching and Learning in Medicine, 25(sup1), S33-S38.

Peek, M. E., Kim, K. E., Johnson, J. K., & Vela, M. B. (2013). “URM candidates are encouraged to apply”: a national study to identify effective strategies to enhance racial and ethnic faculty diversity in academic departments of medicine. Academic Medicine, 88(3), 405-412.