Locally Connected Underrepresented Minority Faculty in Academic Medicine

Authors: Jessica A. Anderson, MD, Tibor Kisel, BS, Melissa M. Montoya, DO, Kendall M. Campbell, MD


Much has been learned about why underrepresented minority faculty remain in low numbers in academic medicine.1,2 Not only have issues such as lack of faculty development, lack of mentorship, and low institutional expectations played a role in minority faculty advancement but systemic racism and glaring inequities in clinical and community environments have as well.3–5 Academic medicine continues to work at improving the institutional climate for groups of people who are underrepresented in medicine (URM), including people who are Latinx, Black or African American, American Indian, and Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islanders.

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