Check out the OSMA Brochure Welcome to the Office of Student and Multicultural Affairs (OSMA)! We are dedicated to helping you reach your full potential personally, professionally and academically by building community and offering a strong infrastructure of innovative student services, programs and resources designed to support you in becoming culturally competent, empathetic, patient-centered and ethical physicians. We will be by your side throughout your medical school journey, from Orientation through Graduation and beyond! For some of you, this journey started back in high school or college as you participated in our summer pipeline programs. For others, we may have met you on recruiting trips, interviewed you, hosted you during Second Look or inducted you into medical school at the White Coat Ceremony. Even after Match Day, Hooding and Graduation have passed and you are well into your residency or practice, we hope that you will stay in touch and involved as Alumni. We hope that this site will help you learn more about our many programs and initiatives. If you have any questions, ideas or concerns, please feel free to contact us or just stop by GB 3300!
Medical College of Georgia
Adopted by the Dean’s Staff and Faculty Executive Senate Committee (February 2013)
MCG seeks to enhance diversity in its learning environment and address health care inequities in our communities by including members of the following groups in our learning community:
Students: African American, Hispanic, and individuals from medically underserved areas/populations (MUA/MUP).
Faculty and Senior Administrative Staff: African American, Hispanic, and individuals working in MUA/MUPs.
MCG will evaluate and revise, where needed, policies and approaches to achieve mission-appropriate diversity outcomes.
Further, the Medical College of Georgia, as identified in the 2015 strategic plan, seeks to create a diverse, inclusive environment that supports faculty, students, residents, and staff.
- Develop, implement and enhance practices and policies of diversity and inclusivity that facilitate a culturally sensitive college and academic health center environment.
- Optimize diversity and cultural sensitivity by fostering community engagement and partnerships focused on reducing factors associated with health care disparities.
- Recruit, matriculate, and graduate an excellent, talented and diverse student body to meet the needs of the communities we serve.
- Grow health careers interest and academic pipeline programs in partnership with the University System of Georgia and other Georgia colleges and universities to promote health science interest and facilitate admissions and matriculation of students from under-represented populations.