Multicultural Affairs

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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 Poussaint Primary Care Scholars Pre-Matriculation Summer Program, a 6-8 week summer program that exposes incoming minority students to primary care medicine and life at HMS and HSDM. 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.


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