A blanketing ceremony in Portland, OR, closed out the 2020-2021 Wy’east Postbaccalaureate Pathway program for American Indian and Alaska Native students headed to medical school. (Photo courtesy by: Paige Morris).
We are about finding common ground
The OHSU School of Medicine is deeply committed to increasing and supporting diversity among our faculty, staff, and learners. We consider a wide range of life experiences as part of diversity, including rural heritage, economic background, sexual orientation, culture and belief systems, and hardships accessing educational opportunities.
We provide support across our academic programs and have a School of Medicine Diversity Affairs Committee which provides leadership on the continuous implementation and evaluation of OHSU’s Diversity Action Plan. The committee, formed of faculty, administrators, staff, post-docs, residents, and students meets monthly and has a north star - a renewed focus on equity and finding common ground.
Respectful & identity-affirming language puts our humanity at the center
Inclusive language allows everyone to feel recognized, valued, invited and motivated to contribute at their highest level. The OHSU Inclusive Language Guide provides guidance.
M.D. students speak up in a powerful student-created video
"As future health care professionals, we are asked to heal our communities and make the health and well-being of our patients our first consideration. We must hold true to these words." -Daniel Tshala, class of 2020
- Sep. 13-14 | AAMC Minority Faculty Leadership Development Seminar
- Sep. 15-Oct.15 | National Hispanic Heritage Month
- Sep. 16 | Aging with HIV: surviving pandemic in the Latino community by NHMA
- Sep. 24 | OHSU SOM Faculty Development Fridays: Health literacy and systemic racism: addressing Inequities through clear communication
- Sep. | National Sickle Cell Awareness Month
- Oct 7 | Uplifting the Latino population from obscurity to the forefront of health care, public health intervention and societal presence (for OHSU members only)
- Oct. 27-28 | AAMC Mid-Career Minority Faculty Leadership Seminar
- Learn how information from OHSU's School of Medicine Dr. Donn Spight helped a Portland woman decide to get vaccinated
- Community COVID-19 vaccine clinics offered throughout Portland metro area
- Tribally directed videos inform, empower, celebrate, foster resilience amid COVID-19
- Meeting people where they are at