Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at Casey Eye Institute

Casey Eye Institute's Ophthalmology Residency Program is committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity at our program and institution. 

  • We perform a holistic review of applications to our program and conduct structured interviews designed to reduce bias. The selection committee receives unconscious bias training. 
  • All staff, faculty and residents participate in ongoing DEI Grand Rounds, workshops/trainings, and other activities. Our department’s weekly newsletter contains DEI-focused education and activism. 
  • The Casey Community Outreach Program performs free vision screenings and eye exams to medically underserved areas and populations throughout Oregon in a dedicated and well-equipped mobile clinic.
  • Our residency program has a formal DEI Curriculum in which residents learn about social determinants of health, health disparities, and implicit bias. Our residents also receive training in bystander techniques and cultivation of an inclusive learning environment. 
  • Our residents are encouraged to participate in a service rotation in an international or rural Oregon site. The Casey Eye Institute also hosts international fellows through our International Ophthalmology Program.  
  • The Casey Advancement of Diversity in Ophthalmology committee (CADIO) has resident membership and is dedicated to improve DEI within ophthalmology by implementing systemic change in education, recruitment, and promotion of students, physician trainees, faculty, and staff. Recent resident-led initiatives have included informational ophthalmology panels for the University of Oregon and Oregon State University Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students. These panels have led to mentorship and shadowing opportunities for students underrepresented in medicine. 
  • Our program is helping lead the development of the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s DEI toolkit for ophthalmology residencies nationwide. Our faculty is providing core content and key journal articles for the American Board of Ophthalmology Continuing Certification Program, with the goal to educate ophthalmologists of healthcare inequities and create change.

GME diversity and inclusion initiatives

The Graduate Medical Education Office at OHSU is an active participant in the goal of bringing underrepresented minorities into the resident population. These initiatives include a second look program for interested applicants, funding opportunities for away rotations at OHSU, open houses on diversity at OHSU and much more.

OHSU Center for Diversity and Inclusion

We’re proud to have an active Center for Diversity and Inclusion at OHSU, take a look at their website for more information.