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June 2019


It has been a busy Springtime season, whether that’s finishing up classes, attending regional conferences, taking Step 1 or celebrating Match Day. Your Community & Diversity team has been hard at work fine-tuning a central electronic database to house student diversity initiatives. We are hoping to launch the database and begin gathering OSR responses in earnest soon - stay tuned!

At this year’s Learn, Serve, Lead 2019: The AAMC Annual Meeting, we are excited that one of the sessions submitted by OSR will be focusing on diversity -- Blueprint for Success: Promoting American Indians and Alaskan Natives in Medicine.

We’re staying in close communication with COSDA (Committee on Student Diversity Affairs) as they work on creating a Student Affairs model that more equitably addresses the needs of all students. I will be attending the GSA Committee Week in July to provide a student perspective as we dive further into this conversation

Please feel free to reach out regarding any of these topics:

Are you interested in submitting topics to the database?
Would you like to contribute to the LSL session?
Are you interested in formulating the holistic student affairs model?
Do you need support in one of the ideas you’re working on for your institution?
Are you interested in collaborating with other OSRs on a diversity topic?

I am always available and eager to chat with fellow OSR members about diversity topics. See you in Phoenix!

Ushasi Naha
OSR National Delegate for Community and Diversity
University of Illinois College of Medicine
unaha2@uic.edu

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