We are about finding common ground

Leslie Garcia
Leslie Garcia, M.P.A., Ed.D., Associate Dean, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, OHSU School of Medicine

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.

The School of Medicine Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism Strategic Action Plan 2021 - 2025 charts our contributions to institutional goals in the areas that we can significantly impact, including retention and recruitment of individuals under-represented in medicine and biomedical science. The strategic action plan is the result of sustained urgency and focus by school leaders and the SoM Diversity Affairs Committee, which includes faculty, students and trainees. 

The SOM is committed to diversity and our practices, programs and policies are in alignment with AAMC, LCME, ACGME and OHSU program accreditation standards.

Join us on Friday, March 1 at noon

This event is sponsored by the School of Medicine's Faculty Development Office and the school's Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Scott Finnie

Conference celebrates exemplary individuals who support the success of women and gender-diverse individuals

Awards were presented in the following categories: Mentoring, Discovery in Science, Professional In-Training, Emerging Leader and Clinical Excellence.

GEAHM recipients
Pictured above are the School of Medicine awardees. Clockwise from top left, Leah Reznick, M.D., Caffi Meyer, Ph.D., Laura Chess, M.D., Danielle Moyer, Ph.D., and Mary Marsiglio, Ph.D. (OHSU)

OHSU Mobile Health Coalition brings care to communities

OHSU students, staff and faculty provided services such as vision exams, mammograms, cancer screenings, mental health consultations, dental care, blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol screenings to 200 people at no charge.

Mobile Health Coalition

Respectful and 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.

Cover photo

SoM Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism Plan 2021-2025

The School of Medicine plan includes three goals with overarching themes that capture the essence of the climate we want to create: Belong, Include, Empower.

Belong, include & empower

School of Medicine M.D. Program: Outdated Medical Terminology Guide

A guide for medical students, educators and providers. Authored by Med24 students Rohi Gheewala, José Manuel Carrillo-Castro and Sean Bowden. Download it here.

Medical terminology

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