Category Archives: Diversity

Students Teaching Students: Passion, Collaboration, Innovation

By Anushka Shenoy Larissa Guran wrote last month about our “Leadership, Education, and Structural Competency” course at OHSU, and I would like to add to her thoughts. As a reminder, we developed the course to learn facilitative leadership skills, strengthen … Continue reading

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The Role of Residency Training in Ensuring Health Equity

By Utibe Essien, MD I was the only one: I confirmed it with the organizers. Out of the 120 internal medicine residents in my program, out of more than 250 internal medicine residents at the combined Harvard-affiliated hospitals in the … Continue reading

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Innovative High and Middle School Programs Can Increase Pipeline Diversity

By Marc Nivet, EdD, MBA, and Jennifer J. Salopek As educational institutions seek to address the looming doctor shortage in the United States and to create a physician workforce that more closely resembles the patient population, programs that help to … Continue reading

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Holistic Admissions Goes Beyond Test Scores to Increase Diversity

By Marc A. Nivet, EdD, MBA, and Jennifer Danek, MD Imagine that you’re an admissions officer at a prestigious nursing or medical school. You’re considering the file of an applicant who has a 3.0 grade point average and an ACT … Continue reading

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Trustees Can Improve Diversity Stewardship in Higher Education

By Marc A. Nivet and Anne C. Berlin Originally posted June 5, 2014 Often the discourse on the role of boards in diversity leadership begins and ends with board composition. This is still an important cause, as it brings broad … Continue reading

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Restorative Justice to Resolve Learner and Differential Mistreatment

By David Acosta, MD, FAAFP, and Paul G. Cunningham, MD, FACS Hospital behaviors that may have been tolerated in the past are clearly viewed differently now, and can no longer be accepted in the future. Any form of mistreatment negatively … Continue reading

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Start Early to Turn Medical Students into Latino Health Advocates

By Orlando Sola, Amelia MacIntyre, Bryce Spitze, and Ankeeta Mehta Minority populations historically have faced significant obstacles in accessing health care. Over the past six years, health care reform has dominated the attention of American politicians, yet Latino communities continue … Continue reading

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TRANSforming Medical Education

By Chelsea Fullerton, M.Ed. Katie Couric’s recent interview with transgender model Carmen Carrera and Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox—and the controversy that quickly followed—calls attention to a rarely discussed subject in the medical community, yet one that … Continue reading

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