Racism and Bias Initiative (RBI) x Center for Anti-Racism in Practice (CAP) Fellowship for Icahn School of Medicine Students
Our mission is to support and advance the lifelong pursuit of anti-racism, equity, and racial justice as the organizing principles of medical education at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS).
RBI x CAP Fellows will work closely with ISMMS leaders across all functional areas of the school of medicine and report directly to the co-Directors of the Center for Anti-Racism in Practice. Fellows will serve as an invaluable capacity-building resource for school and institution-wide anti-racism initiatives.
As a fellow, here’s what you’ll do:
While any of these activities may result in a scholarly product, the primary purpose of RBI x CAP Fellows is to expand the workforce focused on anti-racism work for the ISMMS. These are examples of the activities and projects you’ll work on.
on institutional committees that are focused on an anti-racist approach to clinical care, health policy, and biomedical research.
- be closely mentored by Med Ed leadership and CAP
- work with or be a liaison to other relevant medical school administrators, students, and partners including but not limited to the Office for Diversity & Inclusion and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
- be part of a Fellows community of practice and mutual support
- learn anti-racist and anti-oppressive teaching, facilitation, and reflection practices
- learn leadership, communication, and conflict resolution skills
- have opportunities to develop projects into scholarly products
- develop the capacity to design and facilitate equity programming beyond medical school, in residency training and their professional careers
- when applicable, manage a modest programming budget and submit required documentation to Med Ed administration
- receive a stipend of $5,000 for every year that they serve as a fellow
- Approximately 20 hours/month for the eight-month commitment.
- Fellows may apply to renew their commitment in subsequent years, up to their full tenure at ISMMS.
- Student on Scholarly Year may not apply for a RBI x CAP Fellowship
- Participate in two training/program planning lunches each semester that will bring together all Fellows.
- Complete one scheduled check-in per semester with the Dean for Medical Education.
- Up to six fellows will be selected to participate.
Candidates will be required to submit their CV and answer the following questions in a total of 500 words or less.
Submitted applications will be reviewed and scored by a selection committee comprising of members of the Racism and Bias Initiative Guiding Coalition (Medical Education faculty, staff, leaders, and students). The committee will also conduct one round of interviews with all eligible applicants. Each reviewer will consider your alignment with school’s vision and values, and your track record of contributions/leadership in addressing racism and bias.
What excites you about the Med Ed vision to become a health system and health professions school with the most diverse workforce, providing healthcare and education that is free of racism and bias?
Why are you uniquely positioned to participate in work to address racism and bias as a Center for Anti-Racism in Practice Fellow?
Describe a meaningful, challenging experience that you’ve had in working on diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. Why was it meaningful? How did you overcome the challenges?
Ready to apply?
Submit all applications by Monday, September 13.