Casey Eye Diversity and Inclusion Programs and Initiatives
Casey Eye Institute's Ophthalmology Residency Program is committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity at our program and institution.
- We perform holistic review of applications to our program and conduct structured interviews designed to reduce bias.
- All staff, faculty, and residents participate in ongoing DEI trainings and discussions.
- The Casey Outreach Program performs free vision screenings and eye exams in underserved areas and populations throughout Oregon in a dedicated and well-equipped mobile vision van.
- 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.
- Our program is helping lead the development of the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s DEI curriculum/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
OHSU LGBTQ advocacy and resources
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.
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.