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

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

M.D. students and physician mentors are currently being recruited for the 2021-2022 academic year. If you are interested in mentoring M.D. students for a future cohort, please contact Leslie Garcia, assistant dean for DEI 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 and Research Opportunities

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The Oregon BIRCWH program at Oregon Health & Science University creates a stimulating and nurturing environment for junior faculty to develop into leading scientists in Gender Equity in Academic Health and Medicine Committee (GEAHM). We provide a mentored scholarly research experience, including both salary support and protected time, which are essential to achieving success in scientific inquiry.

Learn more here.