Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

People kneeling at the White Coats 4 Black Lives Event in June 2020.
OHSU providers participating in the June 2020 White Coats for Black Lives demonstration.

The Neurosurgery Residency Program is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.  We actively evaluate and improve the recruitment process to be inclusive and welcoming to those underrepresented in medicine and strive to recruit, retain, and support diverse residents and interns. We honor and embrace the unique contributions and perspectives of all residents, faculty, staff, patients, students, volunteers and communities, and believe that diverse ideas, perspectives, and backgrounds contribute to the advancement of our department.

The Department of Neurological Surgery is a safe, respectful and welcoming place for people of all races, cultures, ethnicities, genders, national origins, abilities, ages, colors, religions, and sexual orientations. We are committed to learning, promoting inclusion, and working to abolish inequities in our workplace here at OHSU, in our region, in our nation, and in our world.

Our Neurosurgery Diversity Working Group meets regularly and engages our residents, alongside faculty and staff members, to discuss and share anti-racism and equity resources. 

For more information about the department's Diversity Action Plan, Diversity Working Group, Education and Events, visit our Diversity and Equity page.

School of Medicine Diversity and Equity

The School of Medicine is deeply committed to increasing and supporting diversity among our faculty, staff and learners.  OHSU School of Medicine provides many opportunities to support and connect diverse learners including student organizations, mentoring programs, events, as well as the Health Justice Co-op and opportunities through the OHSU the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.  To learn more about the OHSU School of Medicine's commitment to diversity, click here.

OHSU Graduate Medical Education is an active participant in the goal of recruiting, retaining and developing culturally competent physicians from diverse backgrounds. To read more about GME initiatives, click here.

Center for Diversity and Inclusion

The OHSU Center for Diversity and Inclusion leads and supports institution-wide initiatives to create an environment of respect and inclusion for all.  Visit their website here for more information.

Publications

Richie, E.A., Nugent, J.G., Raslan, A.M. (2021). Racial and Ethnic Inequities in Mortality During Hospitalization for Traumatic Brain Injury: A Call to Action. medRxiv 2021.04.06.21254905. PMC pending.