OHSU/ Kaiser Permanente Diversity Mentor program physician mentors and M.D. student mentees in Nov. 2019

We are about finding common ground

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The 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. Learn more.

We provide a range of supports across our academic programs and have a School of Medicine Diversity Action 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.

As of January 2020, the Committee has met with four out of 33 departments to evaluate their practices for diversity, equity, and inclusion.  SOM departments meet weekly to evaluate progress and provide best practices for recruitment, retention, inclusion and partnerships.  The Diversity Action Committee will complete their evaluations by August 2020.

Diversity is our true potential for innovation and it means creating a community of inclusion. We honor, respect, embrace and value the unique life experiences, contributions and perspectives of all employees, patients, students, volunteers and our local and global communities.

Guiding standards

The OHSU School of Medicine is committed to diversity and ensures that our practices, programs and policies are in alignment with AAMC and accrediting body diversity guidelines as well as OHSU program accreditation standards including: 

Diversity Navigator

Seeking Diversity Mentors

Physician mentors needed for Winter 2020

School of Medicine Events

Diversity in recruitment: Including underrepresented groups in research
Jan. 22, noon – 1 p.m.
BICC, room 124, Register on Compass

Women in Academic Health and Medicine Conference
"2020: Creating Structural Change to Promote Equity"
Jan. 28, noon to 4 p.m., Vey Conference Center

“So, You Want to be a Physician” information events
March 6, 1 to 5:30 p.m, RLSB

MD mentorship program

Pay it forward

Become a mentor to a prospective M.D. student