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NYC Health + Hospitals Statement on Study Showing That Latinos With Higher-Level Medical Degrees Are Less Represented in the Health Care Workforce

Jul 07, 2023

“As the nation’s largest municipal health care system serving a diverse community of New Yorkers, NYC Health + Hospitals is keenly aware of the importance of having our patients see themselves reflected in our diverse care teams, including physicians and leadership. The findings by the Health Affairs study, confirm the roots of the continued underrepresentation of Latinos in the medical field. The Supreme Court’s recent ruling is an additional threat to representation and makes pathway programs that prepare Black and Latino students for college entry even more critical.

“We are committed to actively developing pathways to careers in medicine for underrepresented minorities in medicine through our Medical Opportunities for Students and Aspiring Inclusive Clinicians (MOSAIC) initiative. In addition to supporting pre-college pathway programs, we are building partnerships with medical schools whose students represent the communities we serve so that we can continue to enhance our diverse workforce.  

“Equity, inclusion, and diversity are core principles embedded in our mission to care for all New Yorkers. As a multiracial, multicultural health care organization, we reaffirm our commitment to expand opportunities to build a truly diverse health care workforce that meets the needs of the communities we serve.”



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NYC Health + Hospitals is the largest public health care system in the nation. We are a network of 11 hospitals, trauma centers, neighborhood health centers, nursing homes, and post-acute care centers. We are a home care agency and a health plan, MetroPlus. Our health system provides essential services to more than one million New Yorkers every year in more than 70 locations across the city’s five boroughs. Our diverse workforce of more than 43,000 employees is uniquely focused on empowering New Yorkers, without exception, to live the healthiest life possible. For more information, visit www.nychealthandhospitals.org and stay connected on FacebookTwitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.