The Office of Recruitment and Multicultural Affairs (ORMA) is located in TMEC Suite 244 with the Office of Student Affairs. ORMA recruits and provides supportive services to students underrepresented in medicine and dentistry and the disadvantaged. ORMA fosters an inclusive and respective environment that is supportive to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender students, faculty, and staff.
The Office serves as a liaison to the Office of Admissions. ORMA supports the Pre-Matriculation Summer Program, an 8-10 week summer program that exposes incoming minority students to research and life at HMS and HSDM. It sponsors the monthly scientific and clinical talks of the Harold Amos Society. The Faculty Associate Dean for Student Affairs, the Faculty Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and the staff of ORMA are available to students for personal as well as academic counseling.
ORMA coordinates monthly meetings of the Inter-Society Multicultural Fellows Committee (MCFC) which reports to the Dean. The MCFC is composed of faculty and students from all societies charged with facilitating diversity training and awareness in the HMS medical community.
NEW: Drs. Harvey J. Makadon and Graham T. McMahon have been appointed Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Faculty Advisors in the Office of Recruitment and Multicultural Affairs (ORMA). Please click here to learn more about our new faculty.
To create and nurture a diverse community
of the best people committed to leadership in alleviating human suffering caused by disease