AMA recognizes OHSU for taking action on diversity, inclusion

January 19, 2016

The American Medical Association recently featured OHSU and the OHSU School of Medicine in its publication, AMA Wire. As a founding member of the AMA initiative to transform medical education, the school is pleased to share its experience planning for, developing and implementing a plan to advance institutional goals for diversity and inclusion. Below is an excerpt from the article. Read it in its entirety here.

The core of OHSU’s diversity action plan

Faculty at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) view diversity as more than a part of medical school demographics—they consider it an investment. OHSU is a founding member of the AMA’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium.

“We view diversity as an investment for our community and those that we serve,” said Leslie Garcia, the acting chief diversity officer and assistant vice provost at OHSU. She also serves as the director of the OHSU Center for Diversity and Inclusion, which leads the school’s diversity initiatives to create an environment of respect and inclusion among students and faculty.

OHSU's Diversity Action Plan is posted on the Center for Diversity and Inclusion's website. Faculty members, staff and students may view the school's plan, and that of each of the school's departments, on the O2 intranet (login required).