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 economically 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 underrepresented 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.
Alvin F. Poussaint MD: Memories from the Selma March 1965
On March 2nd, Dr. Poussaint presented his slides of the march from Selma to Montgomery to the students and faculty at Harvard Medical School. He served as Southern Field Director of the Medical Committee for Human Rights and walked the entire march to provide medical care to the marches.
You can watch his presentation here.
The legacy of Lewis Hayden, who devoted himself to abolitionism and government after escaping slavery, is upheld at HMS through the above-and-beyond ethos of students such as scholarship winner Sean Fletcher.