GME-to-Faculty Diversity Advancement Pathway


Diversity in academic medicine matters – it helps ensure all backgrounds, beliefs and perspectives are adequately represented in medicine and deliver the best possible culturally specific patient care and minimize disparities in health care.

The School of Medicine’s GME-to-Faculty Diversity Advancement Pathway (FDAP) provides a community of support for OHSU trainees and junior faculty who are from backgrounds that are underrepresented in medicine and/or have demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion issues within medical education, including providing culturally specific medical care, service, and outreach.

We seek to prepare trainees and junior faculty with the knowledge, skills and experiences they need to be successful in a career in academic medicine. We recognize that choosing an academic career is a deliberate pathway that requires particular skills for success, and we aim to intentionally and proactively support diverse trainees and faculty in developing these skills and achieving professional advancement.

Program Structure

Through partnerships with our residency and fellowship programs, clinical departments, and administrative offices, we aim to support trainees who are interested in academic careers and support OHSU junior faculty in enhancing their academic portfolio and delivering culturally-specific patient care.

We specifically seek to support the faculty’s role in engaging with diverse learners in the School of Medicine. This pathway supports scholarly and educational activities focused to advance diversity efforts in the School of Medicine’s Dean’s Office.

GME-to-Faculty Diversity Advancement Pathway

  • Trainee Path: creates a community of support for trainees with the goal of encouraging an academic career at OHSU.
Trainee Path
  • Junior Faculty Path: creates a community of belonging for new faculty with the goal of increasing representation, supporting academic portfolio enhancement, and promotion.
Faculty Path

Program Content

The trainee curriculum is responsive to the requests and needs of the trainees who attend our sessions. Prior sessions have focused on mentorship, job negotiations, contracts, and global health.  

The faculty curriculum is organized around 3 main domains: Leadership Development, Diversity In Academia, and Preparation for Promotion.


Leadership Development Diversity in Academia Preparation for Promotion
Self-awareness workshop Active bystander training Writing workshop
Mission, vision and values Racial health disparities and advancing equity initiatives in the clinical and academic setting Skills strengths assessment and goal setting
Purpose and impact Cultural competency and cultural humility Understanding the P&T process, FTE and time and effort
- Hierarchical/dominant culture practices in health care P&T Focus on Service
Positionality, power, multiple axes of identity Imposter syndrome P&T Focus on Education
Teaming and collaboration Minority tax P&T Focus on Scholarship
Mentor mapping Restorative/transformative justice: addressing harm from an anti-oppressive lens Quality and advocacy portfolios
Growing in academics Belonging at work Professional organization involvement
Cultivating Networks - -

Eligibility and Application

Any trainee who is interested in joining our events is welcome to join. We focus our efforts on careers in academic medicine. To join the email list, send a message to

For the faculty pathway, faculty who are underrepresented in medicine and have joined OHSU in the past 1-3 years can contact directly to express their interest. New cohorts begin every fall.

Currently, our program is tailored to the needs of MD/DO clinical faculty at the Assistant Professor rank. We welcome inquiries from others who may want to participate, as this may inform future development and resourcing of our program.

Division heads and department chairs who wish to nominate their faculty for participation can also email

There is no application form. We encourage all applicants who may benefit from this program to reach out to determine if it is a good fit for their needs.

Cost ant Time Commitment

There is no cost to participate to the participant. To fully participate, we recommend participants devote 4 hours per week to program and self-development activities.

We ask that departments and divisions who nominate their faculty to participate ensure that they have no clinical obligations that would impact their full participation. We recommend that departments consider supporting participating faculty at 0.1 to ensure that their clinical obligations are right-sized while participating.

Advisory Board

The program’s Advisory Board is composed of eight members and co-led by Drs. Leslie Garcia and Reem Hasan. Current members are:

  • Alia Qureshi, M.Sc, M.D., FACS, FRCSC, associate professor of surgery, division of gastrointestinal and general surgery
  • Brian Park, M.D. M.P.H., assistant professor of family medicine
  • Christopher Evans, M.D., M.P.H. A.A.H.I.V.S., associate professor of medicine, internal medicine and geriatrics
  • Eneida Nemecek, M.D., M.S., M.B.A, professor of medicine and pediatrics
  • Judith Guzman-Cottrill, professor of pediatrics, division of infectious diseases
  • Louise Vaz, M.D., MPH, associate professor, pediatric infectious diseases
  • Tomas Lazo, M.D., associate professor, department of anesthesiology and perioperative medicine


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