In addition to recruiting a diverse population of residents, the Office of Student and Resident Diversity also works to support the needs of current residents.

Event Support

OSRD can offer financial and staff support to diversity-focused, resident-run programs and events. Topics covered in these events may include reducing health disparities, promoting resident wellness, and support for residents' families.

Conference and Travel Funding

For many in the academic and community health fields, residency is a critical time to conduct and present research. OSRD can offer travel funding support to residents who have been accepted to present on diversity-related research topics at local, regional or national conferences.

  • $500 limit per person, per academic year. Additional funding may be available if the resident is participating in diversity recruitment on behalf of the School.
  • As staff members of their academic department, residents are responsible for obtaining time off for travel. OSRD has no authority to excuse residents from work or clinical duties.
  • OSRD can only fund travel within the United States.

Funding is subject to availability. Please fill out our Funding Request online form.

For more information, please contact Shea Hazarian at