ORMA focuses on the recruitment and support of medical students who are from groups historically underrepresented in medicine (URiM), who identify as LGBTQ, and who are economically disadvantaged. ORMA approaches this work with an intersectional lens. Our efforts have resulted in over 1,400 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 counseling are available to ORMA students from the Faculty Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Faculty Advisors and the ORMA staff upon request. 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.