Equality Can't Wait Challenge

Minority Serving Institutions to Medicine (MSItoMedicine: M2M)

Clark Atlanta University

M2M will combat negative perceptions and increase the number of women in medicine who are currently underrepresented by creating a platform that connects minority serving insitutions to medicine.

Last Updated: January 2022
Competition Participation
Equality Can't Wait Challenge
Equality Can't Wait Challenge
STEM education
Current Work Location(s):
  • Georgia, United States
  • Florida, United States
  • Ponce Municipio, Puerto Rico
  • Louisiana, United States
  • California, United States
Priority Population(s):
  • Women and girls
  • People of African descent
  • People of Latin American descent
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
  • 3. Good health and well-being
  • 4. Quality education
  • 10. Reduced inequalities

Executive Summary

The 2019 State of Women in Academic Medicine Report revealed that 27% of women faculty felt disrespected in academic medicine workplaces. Negative perceptions about women underrepresented in medicine contribute to lost opportunity for advancement. We propose to challenge bias narratives against women underrepresented in medicine and to promote the advancement of women in academic medicine by creating a consortium of minority serving institutions (MSI) focused on nurturing the pipeline to medicine for women underrepresented in medicine. We will establish an online community, "MSI to Medicine:(M2M)" to highlight women underrepresented in medicine through mentoring, professional/personal development, media/publicity, job opportunities, and alumni engagement. The outcome of these efforts will also benefit minority serving institutions that do not currently have an organized network for collaboration. Simultaneously, combating negative perceptions of women underrepresented in medicine with testimonials of success will lead to increase power and influence for all women in academic medicine. Ultimately, this proposal will benefit minority communities across the country by increasing the number of women in medicine who are currently underrepresented and increasing the community's access to them.

Organization Details
Lead Organization

Clark Atlanta University

website: http://www.cau.edu
Organization Headquarters
Georgia, United States
Organization ID
Number of Full-time Employees
501 to 1,000
Annual Operating Budget
$100.1 to 500 Million

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