Minority Affairs Committee
Chairs, Adjoa Smalls-Mantey, M.D., D.Phil. & Chanelle Ramsubick, M.D.

Committee Charge

1. To foster professional development of minority psychiatrists through educational programming and networking opportunities.
2. To advocate for issues of particular interest to minority health and provide education to increase cultural proficiency.
3. To liaise with other minority psychiatric organizations in the NYC metropolitan area to advance the treatment of minority patient populations.

*If you would like more information about this Committee, please contact us at [email protected].

To view videos and descriptions of events hosted by the Committee, read below or click here.

Previous Events

2020 Global Psychiatry Seminar
October 27, 2020
ModeratorAdjoa Smalls-Mantey, M.D., DPhil
SpeakersShervin Shadianloo, M.D. and Ludwing Florez-Salamanca, M.D.

Townhall on System Racism
June 4, 2020

On June 4, 2020 NYCPS hosted a Townhall on Systemic Racism and Healthcare Inequities hosted by our Minority Affairs, P4CE, and Residents' Committees. We appreciate those who took the time to engage and share with us. To view some of the resources that have been compiled for the NYCPS membership to help support the Black community, click here.

CV and Mentorship Night
February 12, 2019

Hosted by the Minority Affairs Committee, this member-exclusive benefit included a CV review presentation by expert, Marguerite Salen, followed by individual career consultation sessions with experienced psychiatrists. Residents, early career psychiatrists, and medical students were paired with experienced psychiatrist mentors for general advice and to discuss specific questions regarding residency and beginning their careers. 









2018 Global Psychiatry Seminar
November 6, 2018

 Practitioners discussed their experiences including access to, attitudes towards, and     resources available for psychiatric services internationally such as:

    • The clinical setting and day-to-day experience of the speakers' international work. 
    • The physicians/specialists and medications available to patients and how medical expenses are typically paid (insurance, out-of-pocket, government.)
    • The ancillary services (SW, therapy, partial hospitals, day treatment programs) available to your patients.
    • Attitudes towards psychiatric services among individuals and from the government.
    • Attitudes towards psychiatric services among individuals and from the government.
    • How work abroad compares to working in New York.