The Office of Multicultural Affairs

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) was established in 1996. Its mission and goals are to assist students at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School by preparing them to become competent, compassionate, culturally aware and sensitive physicians in our increasingly diverse society. OMA sponsors and supports educational and cultural programs to enhance awareness of and sensitivity to race, gender, religion, ethnicity and culture and to promote culturally competent health care as well as respect for all communities

Also, under the Office of Multicultural Affairs, RWJMS offers a comprehensive approach to increasing diversity in the health professions with the ultimate goal of eliminating healthcare disparities through educational programs, community outreach and healthcare promotion and awareness activities. student recruitment and medical education by offering several high school and undergraduate pipeline pre-medical programs. 

Diversity and Inclusion

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School has created an Office of Diversity and Inclusion which will be responsible for creating a vision and strategy to support our commitment to being an inclusive and diverse learning, teaching and working environment.

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Cynthia Ferrer-Cespedes, MPH
Program Director for Student and Multicultural Affairs
Assistant Director for Special Academic Programs