Diversity Committee

The Pediatric Resident Diversity Committee is an initiative of the OHSU Pediatric Residency Program led by the residents. Our diversity committee includes members of varying race/ethnicities, members of the LGBT community and their allies, international medical graduates, residents who have children, non-traditional residents, and those who have an interest in promoting diversity.

The committee holds social events to foster community, plans educational noon conferences focusing on cultural humility, and participates in recruiting to continue to promote diversity within our residency. Our belief is that by promoting diversity within our program, we can better serve our patients and communities.  The committee has also compiled a list of individuals within the OHSU community, specifically current and past residents, who self-identified as having a diverse background and who wanted to be listed as a resource for applicants. After interviewing, applicants receive contacts for many of these individuals. However, should you have questions beforehand, please contact Megan Aylor to discuss further. Additionally, if you have any questions about the OHSU Pediatric Diversity Committee, please contact Jennifer Lane

The OHSU Center for Diversity and Inclusion

The OHSU Center for Diversity and Inclusion
Above: Mural located at the first floor of the OHSU School of Nursing. The concept for the piece emerged from a collaboration between the School of Nursing and the OHSU Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

The OHSU Center for Diversity and Inclusion has a tremendous amount of resources for both prospective and current residents. OHSU has taken institutional action to promote diversity, culminating in the 2013 Diversity Action Plan that fully integrates OHSU's topmost goals in its every day operations.

Helpful resources:

  • OHSU Diversity Resource Guide- Connect with diverse and multicultural organizations and businesses in Portland and beyond.
  • OHSU Visiting Student Diversity Program- provides mentoring and financial assistance to students who have demonstrated personal experience or interest in diversity, health disparities, or serving underrepresented populations.
  • Diversity Stipend Award Program: Available for any 4th year medical student interested in pursuing an away rotation at OHSU, usually for rotations during July, August, and/or September. Competitive applicants will have demonstrated personal experience or interest in diversity, health disparities, or serving underrepresented population in addition to one of the following: grew up in a rural community, are part of an underrepresented minority group, or have experienced significant disadvantage or adversity. Please contact the program coordinators for more information and application materials for the next recruitment cycle.