Career Development: Office of Diversity Programs

Career Development: Office of Diversity Programs


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center faculty include physicians and physician-scientists who hold the rank of Instructor, Assistant Attending, Associate Attending, or Attending at Memorial Hospital, as well as scientists who hold the rank of Assistant Member, Associate Member, or Member at the Sloan Kettering Institute.

The Office of Faculty Development (OFD) offers numerous career development opportunities for faculty.

Within Memorial Sloan Kettering

The OFD offers a variety of career development resources for our faculty, which includes physicians and scientists at Memorial Sloan Kettering in Manhattan as well as at our expanding regional network sites in New Jersey, Long Island, and Westchester.

We sponsor on-site seminars, workshops, and one-on-one coaching on topics including negotiation, time management, public speaking, and promotion. The OFD director also meets individually with faculty members to nurture their professional growth.

Outside Memorial Sloan Kettering

We support faculty attending off-site career development seminars, such as those offered by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). These include the AAMC Minority Faculty Career Development Seminars, the AAMC Early- and Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminars, the AAMC Group on Regional Medical Campuses Seminars, and the AAMC Executive Development Seminar for Interim and Aspiring Leaders.


To further support our faculty, we partner with Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Office of Diversity Programs, Employee Health and Wellness Services, and the Work/Life Initiatives Department in Human Resources, as well as with our tri-institutional colleagues at Weill Cornell Medical College and The Rockefeller University.

The OFD also represents Memorial Sloan Kettering in the national arena through the AAMC’s Group on Women in Medicine and Science and the Group on Faculty Affairs.


The OFD works closely with Memorial Sloan Kettering’s institutional leadership on faculty recruitment, and serves as a source of information and guidance for new recruits to our faculty.

Music and Medicine

The OFD supports the Music and Medicine Initiative at Weill Cornell Medical Center, a unique partnership that fosters collaborations between the tri-institutional community and the Juilliard School of Music. The Music and Medicine Initiative organizes student musical performances for patients and families, hosts seminars on the relationship between music and medicine, and brings music to the tri-institutional and New York City communities. Ongoing projects include formation of a Tri-Institutional Orchestra and chorus that includes students, staff, and faculty.