School of Medicine diversity statement
We believe that a diverse community of faculty, students, and staff immeasurably enriches our learning environment. It helps us move closer to a future in which our community of health care providers mirrors the diversity of our patients.
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 also are committed to increasing diversity among our faculty ranks because creativity and innovation flourish when you bring people together with a wide variety of backgrounds and ideas.
We strive to be an organization diverse in people and ideas.
We are committed to meeting all Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) diversity requirements and adhering to Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (AACGME) guidelines.
As a medical school, we have policies and practices in place that support diversity in all our mission areas of teaching, healing and discovery. We engage in systematic recruitment and retention activities and our departments utilize the Diversity Recruitment Manual. We aim to achieve diversity outcomes among our academic community through the use of supported programs and partnerships. We not only seek qualified and diverse applicants for medical school admission, but we also appoint diverse staff in the evaluation of program and partnership outcomes.
School of Medicine Diversity leaders
George Mejicano, M.D., M.S., Chair of SOM Diversity Action Plan Committee
Leslie Garcia, M.P.A., Assistant Dean Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Erik Brodt, M.D., Director, OHSU Northwest Native American Center of Excellence
Anthony Cheng, M.D. Diversity Navigator
Donn Spight, M.D. Diversity Navigator
Mina Nguyen-Driver, Psy. D., Chair of OHSU School of Medicine Diversity Affairs Committee
Paul Spellman, Ph.D., Vice Chair of OHSU School of Medicine Diversity Affairs Committe
Erica Hankins Regalo, M.S., Director of Physician Assistant Admissions and Recruitment
Maya Severson, Director, GME Operations
Jamil Kendall, M.D., House officer, Co-Chair, ACGME Resident and Fellow Diversity Committee (ARFDC)
Gianna Ramos, House officer, Co-Chair, ACGME Resident and Fellow Diversity Committee (ARFDC)