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Our diverse workforce strengthens and enhances our ability to provide compassionate and cutting-edge care. Diversity is a hallmark of our work. We celebrate our differences, welcome new ideas, and break down barriers to provide care for people of all backgrounds.
Having dedicated 130 years to treating and curing cancer, we know that cancer doesn’t discriminate. Our approach to every patient is unique to them; identifying the best, individualized treatment for a patient includes taking into consideration everything that makes them who they are, including their language, culture, background, and more. That approach is also realized in our dynamic and growing workforce, where we celebrate diversity as a key element of our business strategy for recruiting, retaining, and advancing the best talent available. We encourage our employees to champion their ideas and share their different perspectives, knowing that each individual contribution leads to a greater whole.
Our Employee Resource Networks (ERNs) ensure that we continue to foster inclusive work environments. All MSK employees are welcome to join these voluntary, employee-formed task forces. These groups provide networking opportunities, enable knowledge sharing, and help raise awareness of our diverse employees. Our current ERNs include:
ABLE: Abolishing Barriers and Limitations for Everyone
The ABLE ERN focuses on advancing awareness and inclusion of people with disabilities. We do so by focusing on the eight a’s: attraction (recruitment), association (networking), assessment, assistance, advocacy, accommodation, awareness, and advancement.
BLAM: Black, Latino, Asian and Multiracial
The BLAM ERN was created to promote awareness, recognition, and appreciation of diverse ethnicities at MSK by providing a platform for networking and communication. BLAM aims to address the needs of MSK’s diverse patients, employees, and community through mobilization, community outreach, and career development.
LGBTQ+ Pride: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Allies
The mission of LGBTQ+ Pride is to foster an environment in which our LGBTQ employees, patients, families, and community partners feel respected, comfortable, and valued at MSK, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. We’re committed to the development of an inclusive and effective work environment through programming focused on networking, recruitment, retention, and career development. We also encourage opportunities for advancing participation in and knowledge sharing of LGBTQ healthcare and research.
MWM: MSK Women on the Move
MWM is dedicated to the professional and personal development of MSK’s female employees and aims to create an inclusive environment by connecting women at all levels of the organization. We provide opportunities for knowledge exchange, encourage awareness and understanding of our similarities and differences, and extend services to our organization and community.
VETERaN: Veterans Engaged Toward Employee Resources and Networking
VETERaN supports and creates initiatives that positively impact veterans in hiring, career development, accessibility, benefits, and more. By sharing the expertise and experience of MSK’s veterans and their families, and exploring programs and policies focused on vets, VETERaN works to further MSK’s strategic goals of recruiting and retaining top talent, increasing patient access, and enhancing the patient experience.
As one of the world's premier cancer centers, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is committed to exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, and superb educational programs.
The close collaboration between our physicians and scientists is one of our unique strengths, enabling us to provide patients with the best care available today as we work to discover more effective strategies to prevent, control, and ultimately cure cancer in the future. Our education programs train future physicians and scientists, and the knowledge and experience they gain at Memorial Sloan Kettering has an impact on cancer treatment and the biomedical research agenda around the world.
At MSK, we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes. For the 29th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report.
We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards 2019.