Many ways to engage

Faculty play a key role in inviting, furthering and sustaining diversity throughout OHSU. There are many ways to get involved in advancing diversity as a faculty member including serving on School of Medicine committees, mentoring learners, serving as leaders, through research and through partnerships with the Center for Diversity and Inclusion and the Office of Educational Improvement and Innovation.  

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Our Commitment to Faculty

Fostering and sustaining a diverse and inclusive environment is a top priority of the OHSU School of Medicine. From ensuring policies and practices are inclusive to supporting faculty involvement in implementing our Diversity Action Plans, diversity and equity are a central part of our culture. We aim to achieve diversity outcomes through recruiting, programs and partnerships and by adhering to diversity requirements in our accreditation standards. 

Faculty Development Fridays

Joining OHSU colleagues every other Friday for a series of professional education opportunities, including live-streamed presentations, virtual workshops, and facilitated discussions of webinars.

Learn more about upcoming activities.

Diversity and health equity are values that are infused throughout School of Medicine faculty development offerings and school events such as the Mark O. Hatfield Lecture Series. 

Learner Mentoring

Diversity Mentorship

Kaiser Permanente/ OHSU Diversity Mentoring program

Launched in April 2019, Diversity Mentorship is a partnership between OHSU and Northwest Permanente that help pair OHSU M.D. students from diverse backgrounds with a mentor who may have a similar background or interests. Mentors and learners are matched by the program and meet on a schedule they design over six months. 

Read about the first cohort.

OHSU physician mentors

MD students and physician mentors have been matched for the 2020 program. If you are interested in mentoring M.D. students for a future cohort, contact Leslie Garcia, assistant chief diversity officer for more information garcial@ohsu.edu.

Why become a mentor?

Mentoring is an important component in medical education and can help build a diverse workforce because relationships with established professionals help expand students’ access to professional networks, aid career development and strengthen confidence. Mentoring also increases a student’s interest in specific specialties.

Leadership opportunities

2020-1 RFP cover image

Leadership opportunities include serving on School of Medicine diversity committees and OHSU support including:

Faculty perspectives

OHSU News: Faculty perspectives on Diversity

“Academic medicine has always been bolstered by individuals who are interested in providing better patient care, and I think as medicine has progressed, as well as society, we have a greater understanding that treating the underlying health disparities is as important as knowing which antibiotic to choose. Academic medicine will always be and should always be at the forefront of this change, as we have the responsibility of moving the field forward.”
Jennifer Huang, M.D., an assistant professor of pediatrics, OHSU School of Medicine

Perspectives on fostering diversity and inclusion at OHSU, July, 2019

The Advocate: Amanda Bruegl, M.D. July, 2019








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