ORMA focuses on the recruitment and support of medical students who are from groups historically underrepresented in medicine (URiM) and those who identify as LGBTQ+. ORMA approaches this work with an intersectional lens. Our efforts have resulted in over 1,450 graduates who are Black, African American, Latinx, and Native American over the past 50 years. In 2011, ORMA began serving LGBTQ+ students and continues to lead the way in inclusive support for this student population across the nation.
Personal and academic advising are available to ORMA students from the Director and the Faculty Advisors. Reach out to the ORMA staff any time to schedule a meeting, navigate the resources available to you at HMS, or just to visit. The Office of Recruitment and Multicultural Affairs (ORMA) is located in TMEC Suite 252 with the Office of Student Affairs.
ORMA is also home to the the Inter-Society Multicultural Fellows Committee (MCFC), a collaboration among students, faculty and staff across Harvard's medical and dental schools, which champions issues of diversity and inclusion.