Scholarships and Resources
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From diversity training programs to learning support to scholarships, here you'll find many of the resources the Heritage College and its Office of Inclusion offer current medical students.
Inclusion Scholars Program
The Office of Inclusion is excited to offer OMS I & II students the opportunity to apply for the Inclusion Scholars program. Inclusion scholars are ambassadors for the Office of Inclusion and are committed to realizing its mission, vision and values. Students who take on the role of inclusion scholar are responsible for assisting in designing and implementing inclusion initiatives, conducting small research projects and acting as a liaison to students and student organizations.
Student Learning Support Services
The Heritage College's learning specialist team offers assistance with academic counseling, medical school study skills and more.
Student Mental Health & Wellness Services
The reporting tool is available to report bias or hate-motivated incidents you may witness or experience in our academic community. For more details about how your report will be processed, visit the FAQ page.
Ohio University Resources
Student Organization Funding
As part of a strategic effort, the Office of Inclusion wishes to engage students and student organizations in the critical work of diversity and inclusion. You may apply for funds to support diversity-related conference travel and for diversity-related programming. The maximum award per submission is $500. If funding is approved, students will submit itemized receipts and receive a reimbursement. All interested students and student organizations are encouraged to apply as early as possible for funding during the academic year. Requests are granted on a first-come, first-served basis.
OhioHealth Physician Diversity Scholars Program
This program enables students to cultivate valuable, lifelong relationships with OhioHealth physicians in a clinical setting. These relationships are beneficial as scholars develop their career goals throughout medical school and begin to apply for residency programs. Contact Office of Inclusion staff for details.
Cleveland Clinic Physician Diversity Scholars Program
This program gives underrepresented minority medical students a unique opportunity for growth and engagement, from mentor experiences to community service to professional enrichment.
Explore the extensive list of scholarship opportunities compiled by the Heritage College Office of Admissions.
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (Summer Research Fellowship)
Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine (Summer Research Fellowship)
This annual event, organized by the Student National Medical Association, celebrates the cultural diversity of Heritage College students.
Student National Medical Association
The SNMA is committed to supporting current and future underrepresented minority medical students, addressing the needs of underserved communities and increasing the number of clinically excellent, culturally competent and socially conscious physicians.
Minority Health Month
Each April, the Office of Inclusion organizes guest speakers and special events in support of National Minority Health Month.
National Association of Medical Minority Educators
NAMME is dedicated to developing and sustaining productive relationships, as well as action-oriented programs, among national, state and community stakeholders working to ensure racial and ethnic diversity in all of the health professions.
Training and Programs
Boost Your Cultural Competency
A wide variety of organizations provide training and tools that focus on cultural competency. Here are a few options available at the Heritage College, Ohio University and across Ohio.
Earn CME at the TransOhio Symposium
Transgender and gender non-conforming individuals comprise a particularly marginalized, disadvantaged and vulnerable population for whom information and guidelines for appropriate care are only just starting to emerge in medical curricula. This program provides both context and actionable guidelines that medical professionals can use in caring for their trans patients.
Multiethnic Advocates for Cultural Competence
The Multiethnic Advocates for Cultural Competence is a statewide nonprofit membership agency aimed at reducing health disparities in Ohio. The organization sponsors lectures, conferences and educational sessions.
Rural and Urban Scholars Pathways Program
The RUSP program, operated by the Heritage College's Office of Rural and Underserved Programs, engages with first- through fourth-year medical students to help them acquire the essential understanding, skills, attitudes and cultural competencies needed to practice in underserved settings anywhere.
OHIO SafeZone Training
Open to all Ohio University students, staff, faculty and community members, this program raises awareness about the dynamics of gender and sexual orientation while exploring different ways to embody inclusiveness.
OHIO Equity and Civil Rights Compliance
The Ohio University Office of Equity and Civil Rights Compliance offers training that supports the university’s commitment to establish a campus community that is inclusive and accessible to all abilities.