Harvard Medical School

HSDM Alumni of Color Portraits

In conjunction with the 150th anniversary celebration and the launch of theFreeman, Grant, and Franklin Scholarship (named for key African-American alumni), the Office of Diversity andInclusion and the Office of Developmentand Alumni Relations are working oncreating a wall of portraits to celebratealumni of color.There is also a discussion about displaying flags that representstudents’ countries of origin in the lobbyof the Research Education Building.HSDM is also working on replacinggendered signs of single-stall bathroomswith gender-neutral ones.



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HMS Entrance Interviews

The School’s entrance interviews with all first-year underrepresented minority (URM) students and feedback from the Office of Recruitment & Multicultural Affairs (ORMA) Student Advisory Group (SAG) are essential to providing negativeand positive insights from the applicants’perspective on the interview experienceand the subsequent implementation ofchanges to enhance it the following year.In 2017, ORMA initiated post-interview (pre-decision) anonymous surveying ofURM applicants to identify best practicesand also challenges on the interview day from the applicants’ perspective.

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