Do No Harm is asking the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights to investigate the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) School of Medicine for violating Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. OHSU operates the GME-to-Faculty Diversity Advancement Pathway (FDAP) program, which restricts applicants to junior medical faculty who are underrepresented in medicine. This population is defined by OHSU as “(a) Black or African American, (b) Hispanic or Latino/a (individual of any gender identity originating from Mexico, Central or South America, or Caribbean cultures), (c) American Indian or Alaska Native, and (d) Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander.” The requirement is restated on the application, and preference is given for applicants who have contributed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field of medical education.
Junior faculty members who participate in the FDAP receive an individualized advancement plan and are promoted within 7 years of starting the program.
Do No Harm works to protect the healthcare industry and individual practitioners against divisive ideologies and practices. If you are aware of a discriminatory scholarship or policy at your medical or nursing school, or if you didn’t apply because you thought a discriminatory policy worked against you, please let us know.
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