Recruitment & Multicultural Affairs


COVID-19 Update: Staff members within the Office of Recruitment and Multicultural Affairs are currently working remotely. To contact our office, please email us at rather than trying to reach us by phone.

A notice will be updated here when staff have returned to the office.

Welcome to the Office of Recruitment and Multicultural Affairs (ORMA) at Harvard Medical School. ORMA actively recruits medical and dental students from underrepresented and economically disadvantaged backgrounds from both urban and rural areas. ORMA also fosters an inclusive and respectful environment that is supportive to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) students, faculty, and staff. HMS currently has enrolled 157 underrepresented students (69 African Americans/Blacks, 35 Mexican Americans, 12 Puerto Ricans, 34 Other Hispanics, and 7 Native Americans), representing 22 percent of the student body. Since 1969, Harvard Medical School has graduated more than 1,350 underrepresented physicians. For more information, please visit our webpage.