Graduate & Postdoctoral Fellow Diversity Recruitment | NYU Langone Health

Skip to Main Content
Recruiting for Diversity Graduate & Postdoctoral Fellow Diversity Recruitment

Graduate & Postdoctoral Fellow Diversity Recruitment

We are committed to increasing and supporting the diversity of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at NYU Grossman School of Medicine.

MD/PhD Program Diversity

Our MD/PhD program prepares outstanding physician-scientists for challenges in scientific research and clinical practice. We offer a rigorous dual MD/PhD training track that merges the fundamentals of scientific inquiry with the insights of clinical experience.

Students sharpen a varied set of skills involving the creative ability to analyze human biology from both the physician’s and the scientist’s perspectives. MD/PhD candidates develop intellectual rigor and intuitive insight, a mastery of minutiae, and a comprehension of the larger clinical or biological context. The lab and the clinic each require a distinctive combination of art and science, which the program nourishes.

Through targeted outreach and attendance at recruitment fairs, the Office of Diversity Affairs partners with Vilcek Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences to recruit a diverse and talented group of MD/PhD students.

Postdoctoral Program Diversity

NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s postdoctoral training program provides resources and training to postdoctoral fellows, helping them progress in their chosen careers, recognizing that fewer than 20 percent of postdoctoral fellows have tenure-track faculty careers. Events include career panels on science writing, education, communication, and jobs in government, academia, policy, and nonprofit organizations.

Two-thirds of our postdocs are non-U.S. citizens, hailing from more than 35 countries on 6 continents. We recruit and support this diverse student body.

PhD Program Diversity

The PhD program at Vilcek Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences recruits and improves retention of underrepresented minorities by nurturing diversity. Overseen by Naoko Tanese, PhD, associate dean for biomedical sciences, the program has seen a significant increase in the number of underrepresented minorities who applied and matriculated to graduate programs at NYU Grossman School of Medicine during the past 17 years.

The Minority Graduate Student Network

Founded and maintained by graduate students in biomedical and natural sciences, the Minority Graduate Student Network provides a community for minority graduate students to interact with their peers, postdoctoral fellows, established scientists, and other professionals.

Members include master’s degree, PhD, and MD/PhD students who attend well-established institutions in the New York City metropolitan area and conduct research in a variety of fields, including oncology, immunology, and virology.

The goal is to increase and retain the number of minority graduate students who pursue professional degrees in biomedical and life sciences. The organization provides academic and research support, mentoring opportunities with established scientists, career and personal development workshops, mixers to foster networking and collaboration, and community outreach projects.

Events are open to students from all fields and backgrounds. For more information, please email