Networking. Mentorship. Advocacy. Service.

The Minority Housestaff Organization's mission is to provide representation and foster connections among underrepresented minority trainees to facilitate wellness, professional development and community outreach.

A subcommittee of the UMMC House Staff Association, the MHO was created specifically to advocate for institutional change as it relates to issues of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and create a space for under-represented minority trainees and allies dedicated to DEI efforts to connect with and support one another.

Our Objectives

  • Networking – Create opportunities to build camaraderie and social support among trainees.
  • Mentorship – Support the Student National Medical Association and Latino Medical Student Association in the School of Medicine and facilitate mentorship for trainees with minority faculty.
  • Advocacy – Champion issues surrounding health equity and justice for patients and families.
  • Service – Engage in activities that support and give back to our Baltimore communities.

Upcoming Events

Anti-Racism Grand Rounds April 21, 2021

Dr. Olayiwola

Dr. J. Nwando Olayiwola is a champion for health equity.

During her most recent position as Chair and Professor of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at The Ohio State University, she was appointed as the co-Chair of the OSU Medical Center's Anti-Racism Action Plan Oversight Committee.

She co-authored the recent publication in Health Affairs, "Making Anti-Racism A Core Value in Academic Medicine."

And she continues her work in health equity for communities broadly in her new role at Humana, Inc.

We intend for this interdepartmental seminar to be action-oriented, with concrete takeaways for attendees (and their respective departments) to be able to apply and act on. Please view the event flyer and also register to attend! The event will be held via Zoom and will begin at 5:30 pm.

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How To Reach Us

Residents, fellows and faculty interested in participating should complete this survey.

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