Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Welcome to the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. We are deeply committed to promoting diversity and sustaining a climate of inclusion. We strongly believe that diversity, as a driver for excellence, will prepare students to serve the needs of an increasingly multicultural patient population and will assist in working towards attaining health equity for all sectors of the community.
To strive to attain health equity for all through recruitment initiatives, enhanced medical curricula, and inclusive programs that aim to engender empathy and cultural awareness.
Our goal is to create an environment in which individual differences are not only respected and valued, but also celebrated by everyone.
Through our programs and curricular innovations, we take responsibility for creating an inclusive academic milieu that supports the distinctive contribution of every individual to high-quality outcomes in patient care, education, and research.
About the HEED
The Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell has received a 2022 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.
With Renewed $50,000 Pinkerton Foundation Grant
Medical Scholars Pipeline Program Enters Thirteenth Year
The Pinkerton Foundation has renewed a $50,000 grant to benefit the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell’s Medical Scholars Pipeline Program (MSPP).
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The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion proudly celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month. September 15th – October 15th is a time to highlight the many contributions of music, food, art, and cultural expressions. Countless Hispanic and Latino Americans have served to promote inclusion, social justice, and equity for all. We acknowledge these impactful efforts to foster social change and improve our community.
(LMSA) received the Chapter of the Year
The Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) received the Chapter of the Year at the 2019 LMSA Northeast Regional Conference.
The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion congratulates the Zucker School of Medicine‘s LMSA chapter on this recognition. Thank you for your hard work and dedication this past year!
Zucker SOM Launches New Pipeline Program
The mission of the Zucker Pipeline Program (ZPP), at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell (Zucker School of Medicine), is to enhance the matriculation of students underrepresented in medicine and economically disadvantaged students to the Zucker School of Medicine. Read more about this exciting opportunity!
Northwell Health Scholarships
Three high school seniors who attend the Medical Scholars Pipeline Program (MSPP) at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell are one step closer to realizing their dream careers in science and healthcare after each receiving a $2,500 scholarship from Northwell Health’s Center for Equity of Care. The awards were presented during the 53rd Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Memorial Program held virtually on January 13, 2023.