Status of tenure among black and latino faculty in academic medicine

Kendall M. Campbell, José E. Rodríguez, Naomi C. Brownstein, Zedeena E. Fisher

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Tenure has been used for years to recruit, promote, and retain faculty in higher education and has been associated with job security and academic freedom. Absence of tenure and not being in tenure-earning tracks is grouped with the challenges faced by underrepresented minorities in academic medicine. Those challenges include being found at the assistant professor rank more often, having more clinical responsibilities, and not being in leadership positions as often as compared to non-minority faculty. The role of tenure and tenure tracks is unclear as it relates to the presence of minority faculty. This article presents a look at the status of tenure among black and Latino faculty in academic medicine at US medical schools.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)134-139
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Academic medicine
  • Black
  • Faculty
  • Latino
  • Tenure
  • Underrepresented minority

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Anthropology
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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