ABOUT THE OFFICE
The Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership at Harvard Medical School was created to promote increased recruitment, retention and advancement of underrepresented minority faculty at Harvard Medical School and to oversee all diversity activities involving Harvard Medical School faculty, trainees, students and staff. The Office seeks to preserve the Harvard tradition of excellence in medicine and science by amplifying the search for, and support of, well-trained faculty, while creating a cadre of medical professionals reflecting the larger community that we serve. In addition, the Office coordinates the School’s many and varied interactions with community groups and organizations. The Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership (DCP) programs and initiatives fall into two broad areas – minority faculty development and community outreach.
Established in 1990, the DCP Minority Faculty Development Program seeks to: increase the number of minority faculty at Harvard Medical School; increase the number of minority physicians and scientists who undertake their post-graduate medical education at one of the 18 Harvard Medical School-affiliated institutions; establish model programs for the development of minority faculty with an emphasis on mentoring and leadership; and create programs designed to reach out to the pre-college and college populations with the goal of bringing outstanding, underrepresented minority students into the pipeline.