Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (ODMA)
Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons (VP&S) is proud of the tremendous diversity of its community. Our Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (ODMA) directly supports our efforts to recruit and develop a diverse student body. The office advises students as they advance through our medical school curriculum and provides guidance concerning future career choices.
ODMA hosts a number of pipeline programs that provide opportunities for middle school students to recent college graduates and supports a number of multicultural student organizations. These groups provide a forum for student participation in campus affairs, student recruitment, social events, and service initiatives in the local community.
VP&S Anti-Racism Task Force
The Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons (VP&S) Anti-Racism Task Force (ARTF) was commissioned by Deans Anil Rustgi, Jonathan Amiel, and Lisa Mellman as part of a Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC)-wide initiative to confront the issues of structural racism and implement durable antiracist solutions.