Diversity Outreach Resources

Faculty Support and Retention (UPMC and University of Pittsburgh):

  • Provost Office Programs: http://www.provost.pitt.edu/pacwc/diversity.html

    • And the 28 July 2015 Report of the Diversity Committee. “The Office of the Provost values diversity and inclusion. We seek to increase the capacity of all University of Pittsburgh faculty to create an inclusive teaching and learning environment, which encourages learning about diversity issues and diffusing diversity in the curriculum, and emphasizes mutual respect and appreciation of differences across the Pitt community including different cultures, nationalities, ethnicities, sexual orientation, gender, socio-economic backgrounds, and religious affiliations.” Recommendations include: Assess the impact of Diversity Programming, including faculty participation in programming. Be certain the programming extends beyond traditional topics of race and gender to also include transgender populations, power dynamics, implicit bias and assumptions, religious beliefs and tolerance, privilege and the professoriate, and faculty responsibilities for accessibility.

  • Destination Diversity Series: http://www.cidde.pitt.edu/diversity/

  • Provost’s Diversity Institute for Faculty Development: http://www.provost.pitt.edu/faculty-development

  • www.provost.pitt.edu

    • The University of Pittsburgh is among the nation's most distinguished comprehensive universities, with a wide variety of high-quality programs in both the arts and sciences and professional fields.

  • Pitt Office of Diversity and Inclusion http://www.diversity.pitt.edu/

  • UPMC Center for Engagement and Inclusion http://www.upmc.com/about/community-commitment/inclusion/about-us/Pages/...

  • Pitt Health Sciences Office of Diversity http://www.healthdiversity.pitt.edu/

  • IM residency program Diversity and Inclusion Committee http://residency.dom.pitt.edu/diversity.html

  • UPMC Center for Engagement and Inclusion: The Center for Engagement and Inclusion (CFEI) was launched in 2008. Its mission—to ensure dignity and respect—is more than just a UPMC value. We are focused on making inclusion, dignity, respect, and cultural awareness core components of the employee, health plan member, patient, and community experience. http://www.upmc.com/ABOUT/COMMUNITY-COMMITMENT/INCLUSION/Pages/default.aspx

  • Health Pride, the LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Allies) Affinity group for UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences (Medicine, Dental Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health and Rehabilitation Science and Public Health) http://www.healthdiversity.pitt.edu/resources/pride-health

  • UPMC Military Support http://www.upmc.com/about/community-commitment/Pages/programs-veterans.aspx

  • ACEP Task Force on Diversity: Series of objectives and “tactics” to be explored, headed by Sandra Schneider MD FACEP

  • Vibrant Pittsburgh - is a nonprofit economic development organization that believes that a more diverse and talented workforce means a more vibrant future. Their mission is to embrace inclusion, to ensure the Pittsburgh region’s growth by attracting, retaining, and elevating a diversity of talent, and to promote the region nationally and internationally as a diverse, welcoming region of opportunities. Vibrant Pittsburgh hosts many events geared towards assisting new individuals to the region acclimate and learn about what Pittsburgh has to offer. Given UPMC’s membership with Vibrant Pittsburgh, UPMC employees have access to participate. You are welcome to share this message with any of your colleagues you feel may interested as well. http://vibrantpittsburgh.org/

 

Faculty Recruitment:

 

Resident and Fellow Well-Being:

 

Resident and Fellow Recruitment:

 

Medical Student Outreach:

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Office of Student Affairs/Diversity Programs, 532 Scaife Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, 412-648-8987, diversityaffairs@medschool.pitt.edu

  • SNMA Pipeline http://www.snma.org/index.php?pID=16

  • AMA-MAS: The American Medical Association-Minority Affairs Section is free for all students, regardless of AMA membership. Notably, its scholarship programs have awarded more than $1 million during the past 20 years. https://www.ama-assn.org/about-us/minority-affairs-section-mas

  • AMSA-REACH: The American Medical Student Association’s Race, Ethnicity, and Culture in Health Action Committee has a tremendous list of resources available for students looking to get more involved. https://www.amsa.org/advocacy/action-committees/reach/

  • UPMC/Pitt GME Second Look Day: January of every year, open to all residency applicants and keynote speaker is a UPMC/Pitt Core Faculty Member. This year is held January 22nd, contact Samantha Cascone (comarnitskys@upmc.edu) the name(s)/program(s) of any confirmed guests by Wednesday, January 18

  • SAEM: URM Medical Student Resources http://www.saem.org/cdem/resources/medical-student-resources/underrepres...

  • University of Pittsburgh Programs on SAEM Website.

    • Our Programs

      • Prologue to Medicine (Summer Prior to Year 1)

        • Each summer, admitted entering medical students are invited to participate in a five week Prematriculation Program. Now in its 27th year, the program features a non-graded introduction to first-year medical school coursework. You get the opportunity to meet many of the School’s faculty, students, administration, and staff, all of whom are sincerely committed to your academic and professional success.

      • Summer Premedical Academic Enrichment Program (SPAEP)

        • The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine seeks talented and motivated students who possess an interest in studying medicine. The Office of Diversity Programs invites you to participate in our seven week Summer Premedical Academic Enrichment Program (SPAEP). Learn more about this summer program including how to apply.

      • Pittsburgh Undergraduate Research Diversity Program (PURDIP)

        • The Pittsburgh Undergraduate Research Diversity Program is open to minority (African American, Hispanic/Latino American, or Native American) premedical students. The 10-week summer program is held on the University of Pittsburgh's Oakland campus. The program will begin May 21, 2018 and end July 27, 2018. Students will choose a faculty mentor to work with for the duration of the summer; please take a look at our list of faculty mentors and read about their research interests! Training will incorporate didactic lectures, seminars, workshops, group homework, hands-on research and presentations by the trainees. Applications will be accepted until the program is full.

      • Jeannette E. South-Paul, MD Visiting Clerkship

        • The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) developed the Jeanette South-Paul M.D. Visiting Clerkship (JSPVC) as an integral part of our resident recruitment. The clerkship is named for Jeannette E. South‐Paul, MD, the Andrew Mathieson Professor and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine. Dr. South-Paul is also a distinguished PittMed graduate. The clerkship is designed to expand opportunities for underrepresented minority (URM) medical students to explore residency opportunities at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Learn more at Visiting Student Opportunities

 

Premedical Student and Community Outreach:

  • Listing of Programs: http://www.healthdiversity.pitt.edu/programs-initiatives/research-enrich...

  • The Summer Premedical Academic Enrichment Program (SPAEP) Level I helps underrepresented college sophomores strengthen academic skills and focus their interest in a medical career. Program courses enhance learning and develop study skills in science, written English and public speaking. You’ll receive a stipend, personal support and academic counseling as well as the opportunity to interact regularly with doctors and medical students with similar backgrounds and educational experiences. Students accepted in Level I have an opportunity to interview for a position in a pipeline to the School of Medicine, including a subsequent summer research program. SPAEP Level II gives undergraduate juniors and seniors a mentored research experience and exposure to the hospital environment. Level II also helps prepare you for the medical school admissions process by offering training for the MCAT and interview situations. Both programs are seven weeks in length and offer housing, meals, travel and stipends. The application deadline is February of each year. Click here for Summer Application. http://www.medschool.pitt.edu/spaep/future_03_spaep.asp

  • Creating Opportunities and Access to Careers in Health (COACH) is an undergraduate advising and retention program that engages Pitt undergraduate pre-health professions students in developing competitive portfolios beginning in their freshman year. In collaboration with University Housing's Pre-health Living Learning Community and the Honors College, COACH students participate in programming that provides students with specific information and advice about the necessary tools to be competitive applicants for health professions school. Through COACH, students set milestones, monitor their academic and professional development, evaluate their personal growth, and track their progress toward becoming a competitive applicant into Pitt health professions schools. Through the use of an online portfolio (VAULT), COACH enables students to set milestones, monitor their academic and professional development, evaluate their personal growth, identify areas of improvement, and clearly see their progress toward becoming competitive applicants into the health professions programs.For more information about HSCEI, please contact: Rhonda Matthews at rlm33@pitt.edu or dial 412-648-9674.

  • High-School Students/Medical Explorers. Health Science Career Exploration Institute (HSCEI), the former Medical Explorers Program is a school-year program for Pittsburgh-area high school students. The Health Sciences Career Exploration Institute (HSCEI) is an after school program for high school students in grades 9 - 12 that provides exposure to careers in the health sciences at the University of Pittsburgh particularly to students from groups who have been historically underrepresented in the health sciences. Participants will learn about the broad variety of career options available in health care and engage in exciting, hands-on experiences. The group meets weekly (usually each Wednesday on the University of Pittsburgh main campus), examining a (student-selected) different topic each semester. Students attend lectures from minority physicians, meet and interact with minority medical students, shadow physicians, and participate in laboratory experiences such as clinical pathology conferences. Supplemental activities such as CPR certification and study skills instruction are available. The application deadline is in December of each year. For more information about HSCEI, please contact: Rhonda Matthews at rlm33@pitt.edu or dial 412-648-9674. This program is offered in partnership with the Boy Scouts of Southwestern Pennsylvania.

  • Community CPR Program with Pittsburgh EMS. The community CPR program is hosted by Pittsburgh Bureau of EMS and UPMC. This program attempts to increase bystander CPR rates in the City of Pittsburgh by training community members in CPR at local training sessions. For more information and participation, contact Pittsburgh EMS Patient Care Coordinator, Mark Pinchalk. Mark.pinchalk@pittsburghpa.gov

  • COPE (Community Outreach Program and Education), Pittsburgh EMS. Pittsburgh EMS has always kept caring for the residents of Pittsburgh as a number one priority. Now we are doing more than ever to not only maintain the highest level of care, but to reach out to our communities to help stop a medical emergency before it begins and to train the public how to act if they find themselves in a position to help someone in need. It is our belief that by participating in events throughout the City, we can educate and prepare our residents and make our city a safer place for everyone. The COPE Initiative is comprised of a group of Paramedics that together provide Health Screenings, CPR/AED Training, Car Seat Safety Checks and more. We have been able to provide pieces of apparatus for "show and tell" events at local neighborhood gatherings, schools and Boy Scout camps. Contact: michael.robinson@city.pittsburgh.pa.us

  • Pittsburgh Promise. http://www.upmc.com/about/community-commitment/Pages/pittsburgh-promise.... http://www.pittsburghpromise.org

  • Health Career Scholars Academy http://www.hcsa.pitt.edu/

  • Health Science Career Exploration Institute (HSCEI), the former Medical Explorers Program. The Health Sciences Career Exploration Institute (HSCEI) is an after school program for high school students in grades 9 - 12 that provides exposure to careers in the health sciences at the University of Pittsburgh particularly to students from groups who have been historically underrepresented in the health sciences. Participants will learn about the broad variety of career options available in health care and engage in exciting, hands-on experiences. The program meets each Wednesday from December 10, 2014 through April 22, 2015 from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm on the University of Pittsburgh main campus. Sign up today to be a part of this exciting program. The application deadline is Friday, December 5, 2014. The application packet is listed below. For more information about HSCEI, please contact: Rhonda Matthews at rlm33@pitt.edu or dial 412- 648-9674.

  • Cross Roads Program: The Crossroads program is a not-for-profit group that mentors and tutors at-risk teens who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. A group of these teens is coming to spend the day at UPSOM on Friday, July 7, 2017 http://crossroadsfoundation.edliotest.com/

  • Gateway Medical Society http://www.gatewaymedicalsociety.org