Nurture
       Mentor and
              Increase Diverse Leaders
                      in Health Care and the Biomedical Sciences

Welcome to Leadership Excellence, LLC

It is a pleasure to welcome you to Leadership Excellence, LLC, a commitment to partner with other organizations and institutions to create a diverse workforce of leaders who are dedicated to careers in the biomedical sciences and the medical fields.   The mission of Leadership Excellence, LLC is to help institutions and organizations  nurture, mentor, and increase the numbers of diverse leaders in the health care and biomedical sciences fields. We would be delighted if you would peruse our website and learn of about our mission, purpose and services. The focus of our efforts is the development of diverse human capital.

This increase in leadership capacity will be accomplished by:

1. Development of strategic planning with institutions and organizations
2. Mentoring and nurturing of future leaders from diverse backgrounds
3. Evaluation of institutional programs
4. Assistance in seeking research funding
5. Development of leaders to address diversity and inclusion health issue

We look forward to hearing from you.

  
  Strategic Planning Initiatives

 
    University of Texas Medical School at Houston


   Medical School addresses diversity in retreat 

In a Diversity and Inclusion Retreat in January, the Medical School community took a broad approach to the topics, addressing issues at the student, faculty, and staff level.  Dr. George Hill, president of Leadership Excellence, LLC and former assistant vice chancellor for multicultural affairs and dean for diversity
of medical education at Vanderbilt University, not only gave the guest lecture but also wrote a report on his findings on diversity at the Medical School to present to the Dean
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   Medical School creates new diversity office

Seeking to meet the needs of all students, faculty, and staff, Dean Giuseppe Colasurdo has created a new Dean’s Office, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.  “While diversity has always been a cornerstone of our medical school’s foundation, this new office will codify its place in our educational environment,” Dean Colasurdo said  Read More


  In the NEWS

Over 16 percent of the first time enrollees to medical schools in 2013 were under-represented minorities.
aamc.org- Association of American Medical Colleges

Overall, a record number of students applied to and enrolled in the nation’s medical schools in 2013, according to data released today by the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges).  First-time applicants, another important indicator of interest in medicine, increased by 5.8 percent to 35,727.

Annual Medical Education Conference:  April 16-20, 2014, Washington D.C.
snma.org - The Student National Medical Association

Led by President Courtney Johnson, a MD/Ph.D. student at The Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University, the Student National Medical Association  is the oldest and largest student-run organization focused on the needs and concerns of medical students of color. Founded in 1964, at Howard and Meharry Medical Colleges, the SNMA is firmly committed to supporting current and future underrepresented minority medical students, addressing the needs of the underserved community, and to increasing the number of clinically excellent, culturally competent, and social conscious physicians.
Student Mentorship Program for Hispanic Health Research (sMPH2r)
hshps.org - Hispanic Serving Health Professions School

The first formal web and team based national mentorship program is focusing on Hispanic health research.   Mentees applications are now available.  The sMPH2r is a eight month program during the 2014 spring and summer semesters that is geared towards undergraduate juniors; undergraduate seniors who have been accepted or have applied to graduate school; and first year graduate students in the health professions who have demonstrated commitment in research and working with the Hispanic community.
    The MCAT Exam in 2015

aamc.org- Association of American Medical Colleges  

The MCAT exam is changing in 2015 to keep pace with the changes in medicine. A Better Test for Tomorrow’s Doctors. That’s what the new Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is designed to deliver.
Pipeline Mentoring Institute (PMI)
snma.org - The Student National Medical Association

The Student National Medical Association, recognizing that many of the barriers to greater diversity within the medical profession lie within the continuum of elementary through undergraduate education, the Pipeline Mentoring Institute seeks to close the gap in preparing URM students for a career in medicine and other health-related professions.
amed-news Black men increasingly hard to find in medical schools and a major challenge for country
AmedNews.com - American Medical News

A dwindling share of students pursuing physician careers are African-American men. Experts warn that the trend could exacerbate racial health disparities and doctor shortages.