Fostering the growth of a diverse clinical & translational workforce. Diversity Inclusion


This mixed methods, exploratory sequential study is designed to understand the influence of medical school teaching and learning environment on the training choices and outcomes of medical students since these decisions can influence career intentions regarding an academic research track.

This longitudinal study will characterize the individual, institutional and sociocultural factors involved in pursing an academic research track among medical scholars (students, trainees, young faculty) at various academic stages, with particular attention to the experiences of scholars who are underrepresented in medicine (URiM).

The two-stage design will begin with qualitative focus groups followed by a quantitative survey. Both components will be integrated to provide a comprehensive understanding of the involvement of medical scholars on an academic track that includes biomedical or public health research.