Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
The Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine is committed to creating an environment where diversity thrives among its faculty, staff, and learners. Diversity is one of the six core goals of the OHSU strategic plan. The institution is committed to cultivating a climate of inclusion and respect for every individual in the OHSU community, and to fostering a culturally proficient, inclusive, and diverse workforce. Within the department, diversity is also a focus of our mission.
The APOM Diversity Action Team was established in 2016, and charged with the continuous implementation and evaluation of the department’s Diversity Action Plan. The teams includes representation from all mission areas and divisions. In summer 2020 this team pivoted to serve as members of Anti-Racism Task Force to make recommendations to department leadership on how to take steps toward becoming an actively anti-racist community; this work is ongoing.