We use cookies to improve your experience on our site. Please accept the Privacy Policy to continue.

Medical Opportunities for Students and Aspiring Inclusive Clinicians (MOSAIC)

Medical Opportunities for Students and Aspiring Inclusive Clinicians (MOSAIC)

NYC Health + Hospitals is the nation’s largest public hospital system, serving over one million low income and vulnerable New Yorkers a year. Our System is committed to increasing our physician workforce diversity such that it better reflects the diversity of the communities we serve.

Launched in 2021, MOSAIC is a suite of interventions that help students and trainees who are under-represented in medicine (URIM) succeed in medical school and beyond. The MOSAIC initiative was named after David Dinkins, the first Black Mayor of NYC, who said “New York is not a melting pot,” Dinkins writes, “but a gorgeous mosaic… of race and religious faith, of national origin and sexual orientation.”

Our goals are to:

  • Create a pool of competitive minority candidates going into medicine
  • Build necessary skills and training, beginning early
  • Recruit these students into medical school and beyond
  • Expand NYC Health + Hospitals’ diverse physician workforce

The programs include the below, and are expected to expand over the coming years: