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The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine considers diversity as one of the core components of medical education. We are committed to supporting learners via one-on-one mentoring, recruitment and retention of a diverse student body, and sponsoring activities to increase diversity. 

 
  
 

Events

Upcoming Events

  • The Black Men in White Coats Youth Summit

    Time
    11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    Location
    https://hopin.com/events/jhmibmwc

    The Black Men in White Coats (BMWC) initiative was founded in 2013 by Dr. Dale Okorodudu in response to an Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) report highlighting the decreasing number of black male applicants to medical school. The summit's goal is to inspire all youth to consider careers in healthcare while laying the foundation for success via mentorship and networking. The Youth Summit is geared towards middle and high schoolers, undergraduate students, and those who support them.

  • Pathways to Medicine Discovery Lab

    Time
    11:00am – 3:00pm

    Pathways to Medicine Discovery Lab (PMDL) is a Johns Hopkins Medicine outreach program designed to encourage and recruit URiM medical students into academic residency programs and a career in academic medicine! During the coming calendar year, there will be 3 labs where we will discuss topics about the preclinical years and the clinical years that can guide participants through challenges of medical school and inspire them to pursue academic medicine. Registration link and flyer to come.

School of Medicine Diversity Past Events

Masked students in scrubs
MERIT HLC Brain Dissection Volunteers
Hopkins students participating in National Coming Out Day
National Coming Out Day
Student orientation
Student orientation
Students participate in a lesson
MAPS Suturing Event
Hopkins students celebrating pride
Hopkins students celebrating Pride
Student volunteers at Moveable Feast
Student volunteers at Moveable Feast
Hopkins students masked in a classroom
Transition to the Wards Attendees
Students gather for an event
Eager Park Meetup
Students showing off Johns Hopkins socks
Students showing off Johns Hopkins socks for the House Staff Council
Hopkins students in front of pride flag
Hopkins student celebrating Pride
Hopkins student volunteers
Hopkins student volunteers with the House Staff Council
Masked students in scrubs
MERIT HLC Brain Dissection Volunteers
Hopkins students participating in National Coming Out Day
National Coming Out Day
Student orientation
Student orientation
Students participate in a lesson
MAPS Suturing Event
Hopkins students celebrating pride
Hopkins students celebrating Pride
Student volunteers at Moveable Feast
Student volunteers at Moveable Feast
Hopkins students masked in a classroom
Transition to the Wards Attendees
Students gather for an event
Eager Park Meetup
Students showing off Johns Hopkins socks
Students showing off Johns Hopkins socks for the House Staff Council
Hopkins students in front of pride flag
Hopkins student celebrating Pride
Hopkins student volunteers
Hopkins student volunteers with the House Staff Council
 
 

Diversity and Inclusion Points of Contact for the School of Medicine

The Johns Hopkins Medicine Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Health Equity is structured to offer systematic oversight and focused leadership on addressing the specific opportunities for improving our diversity and inclusion efforts within the school of medicine.

We are committed to addressing your concerns and want to share the appropriate points of contacts in our office for diversity and inclusion matters.

  • Maria TrentSenior Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
    E-mail: mtrent2@jhmi.edu
    To discuss matters in regards to:

    • Serves as the co-chair of the SOM Faculty Diversity Council
    • Partner with the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education to co-lead efforts to support recruitment of housestaff who are from groups underrepresented in medicine (UIM);
    • Partner with Assistant Dean for Medical Student Affairs and Director of Medical Student Diversity to determine strategies to enhance UIM medical student recruitment and retention.
    • Partner with the Assistant Dean for Graduate Biomedical Education and Graduate Student Diversity to determine strategies to enhance UIS graduate student recruitment and retention
    • Partner with the Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Affairs to support recruitment and retention of research postdoctoral fellows from UIS groups
  • Shari LawsonAssistant Dean for Student Affairs and Medical Student Diversity
    E-mail: slawson2@jhmi.edu
    To discuss matters in regards to:

    • Medical Student Affairs and Diversity Efforts
    • Serves as the Ex-Officio and Faculty Sponsor for the Student Diversity Council by providing support, feedback, and resources to the council.
  • Andrea YoungAssistant Dean for Graduate Biomedical Diversity and Inclusion
    E-mail: ayoung90@jhmi.edu
    To discuss matters in regards to:

    • Graduate Student Diversity Efforts
    • Serves as the Ex-Officio and Faculty Sponsor for the Student Diversity Council by providing support, feedback, and resources to the council.
  • Shellon JohnsonProgram Manager
    E-mail: sjohn294@jhmi.edu
    To discuss matters in regards to:

    • Oversees the development and implementation of SOM projects 
    • Outlines SOM training strategy and monitors training programs  
    • Provides high-level assistance and advice to the Vice President/Chief Diversity Officer and Sr. Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence to develop strategies, programs, initiatives, and assessment protocols
    • Oversees SOM Diversity Councils (Staff, Student, Faculty, Housestaff, Post- Docs, Pipeline Programs)
  • Dyesheena BrownProgram Coordinator
    E-mail: dbrow159@jhmi.edu
    To discuss matters in regards to:

    • Serves as the team project manager and event coordinator (by developing project plans, timelines, status reports, keeping the team on track and abreast of project flow) 
    • Supports JH-SOM Program Manager with SOM Diversity Councils and JHM Employee Resource Groups.  
    • Manages SOM social media and newsletter content.
  • Alejandro GarciaProgram Director for Pathway Programs
    E-mail: agarci41@jhmi.edu
    To discuss matters in regards to:

    • Advises the JH-SOM Program Manager for Diversity, Inclusion, and Health Equity on solutions for identified needs and issues of pathway program leads 
    • Collaborates with the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs & Medical Student Diversity, Assistant Dean for Graduate Biomedical Education & Graduate Student Diversity, and JH-SOM Program Coordinator to lead the SOM Student Diversity Council 
    • Identifies D&I barriers that impact recruitment, retention and advancement, recruitment, training, and critical assignments. 
    • In collaboration with the JHM Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Health Equity, implement the IDARE (inclusion, diversity, anti-racism, and equity) educational strategy, which includes unconscious bias, microaggressions, allyship, anti-oppression, and other topics as they may arise, for medical and graduate students.

If you have any questions or need additional guidance, please don't hesitate to email somdiversity@jhmi.edu.

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