Physician Diversity Scholars
In partnership with the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Cleveland Clinic’s Physician Diversity Scholars Program enables more students from culturally diverse backgrounds to receive medical training at the Heritage College’s South Pointe Hospital campus by providing the support they need to become world-class caregivers in Northeast Ohio.
The program provides mentoring and scholarship awards to traditionally underrepresented minority (URM) students entering the field of medicine.
Through this work, we are strategically:
- Promoting diversity and inclusion across the Northeast Ohio workforce
- Establishing a foundation for URM students to be successful in medicine
- Retaining bright, talented physicians here in Northeast Ohio to care for urban families with disproportionally high cases of preventable disease
Often, urban communities need primary care practitioners to care for their families close to home. More personalized care is provided when physicians reflect a community’s unique diversity and culture.
The Physician Diversity Scholars Program illustrates Cleveland Clinic and Ohio University’s commitment to embracing and encouraging diversity, as well as giving promising students the tools they need to succeed in the medical field and lead in healthcare tomorrow.