New York Medical College has a strong commitment to diversity, dating back to our earliest years as a medical school. Diversity and Inclusion works to ensure that the College’s student body, faculty and staff reflect the breadth of backgrounds and ethnic composition of the communities we and our graduates serve.
Creating an inclusive environment means that we not only welcome diverse students to our campus, we also make every effort to ensure their success here and throughout their careers. To that end, we offer tutorial services, career counseling, financial counseling, personal guidance and many other additional services to ensure that they thrive here and able to take advantage of all that we offer.
We also work on faculty and staff recruitment and retention, ensuring that minority candidates and current employees have every opportunity for advancement. We continue to strengthen our performance in this area and welcome questions and feedback.
Camille A. Clare, M.D., M.P.H. ’11
Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, School of Medicine
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Camille A. Clare, M.D., M.P.H. ’11, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, is the associate dean of diversity and inclusion for the School of Medicine. Dr. Clare has been committed to addressing health inequity and healthcare disparities, illustrated by her leadership roles on the local, regional and national levels in the National Medical Association (NMA). NMA is the largest organization of African American physicians in the United States. Dr. Clare currently serves as president of the Manhattan Central Medical Society, the local affiliate of NMA. She has also served as health policy chair for the state NMA society in New York (Empire State Medical Association), where she was active in health policy advocacy and lobbying on health care disparities. In addition to her participation in the NMA, Dr. Clare has been an active member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), serving in a variety of roles on the section, district, and national levels, and on several national committees, including the ACOG Committee on Ethics, Nominating Committee, and Adolescent Health Care Committee.
At NYMC, she has been an active member of the Taskforce on Diversity and Inclusion and subsequently, the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, serving on the subcommittee of Faculty Recruitment and Retention since its inception. Her goals in her new role include continuing and expanding the successes of the School of Medicine (SOM) in increasing the numbers of underrepresented minorities in medicine. She also plans to address diversity issues in graduate medical education, faculty, and administration in line with the mission of the SOM so that diversity equals excellence and excellence equals diversity.
Dr. Clare is a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist and an attending physician at Metropolitan Hospital. She received her medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and completed her obstetrics and gynecology residency at the State University of New York at Buffalo. She obtained a master of public health degree in health policy and management from New York Medical College. Dr. Clare received certification as physician executive from the Certifying Commission on Medical Management in 2012. Her clinical research interests include adolescent contraception, postpartum depression, patient safety and health care disparities. She serves as the director of resident research in her department, mentoring NYMC residents and medical students in their research interests. Devoted to medical education, Dr. Clare has received several teaching awards from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics.