Office of Health Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Leading Social Justice Initiatives
The Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (OHEDI) is committed to promoting health equity through education by recruiting, supporting, retaining, and advancing high-quality medical students from backgrounds that are historically underrepresented in medicine (URiM). In response to the needs of our local community and patient population, OHEDI concentrates our recruitment and retention efforts on medical students, residents, and faculty who identify as Black, African-American, Hispanic, Latinx, and students who self-identify as educationally and/ or economically disadvantaged. We are also intentional in our efforts to create an inclusive environment for students, residents, faculty, and staff from other marginalized groups.
Promoting Health Equity
OHEDI recognizes that an environment enriched with people from varied backgrounds, working to address health disparities, enhances scholarly work and the development of a culturally aware and responsive health care workforce.
OHEDI In the News
- OHEDI Announces Winners of the Health Equity Leadership & Social Justice Award (October 2021)
- Students Find Way to Nurture the Community During the Pandemic (Novemeber 2020)
- Temple’s First Black Female MD Graduated in 1912 (October 2020)
- The Shortage of Black Male Doctors is Medicine’s Real Emergency (November 2019)