The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Group on Diversity and Inclusion (GDI) has announced a call for proposals for scholarship on faculty diversity and inclusion. Manuscript proposals (not to exceed 300 words) should be submitted by March 3.
Authors of selected proposals will be invited to develop a full-length scholarly work and should be prepared to do so following specified publication guidelines for Academic Medicine. Decisions on proposals will be reached by April 3, 2014 and the final manuscripts will be due June 3, 2014. The GDI goal is to publish a collection in a future issue of Academic Medicine, which is the official, peer-reviewed journal of the AAMC.
Embracing faculty diversity as a core aspect of the education, service and research missions will position Academic Health Centers to serve as leaders in advancing health equity. GDI is interested in articles that:
- Examine the implementation and outcomes of institutional policies that address faculty diversity recruitment, retention and advancement,
- Illustrate the development and use of novel metrics for monitoring change in faculty diversity and inclusion,
- Describe theory- and evidence-based faculty diversity and inclusion programs and their outcomes,
- Present research that examines the factors that facilitate or hinder achieving faculty diversity, and
- Demonstrate through research and/or program intervention how faculty diversity and inclusion contribute to institutional mission attainment.
Manuscript proposals should be submitted by March 3, along with complete contact information, to guest editor Joan Reede, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., M.B.A., for review. Proposals for this GDI call must be submitted to the GDI Program Leader Juan Amador at firstname.lastname@example.org.