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Diversity

 

Embrace Diversity and Inclusion at the Medical University of South Carolina.  The Office of Student Programs and Student Diversity promotes a campus environment that is welcoming and valuing of all people and the diversity in our human qualities and opinions. In addition, the office provides resources and support for students and groups that are underrepresented in the field of healthcare.

Celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Join the Office of Student Programs and Student Diversity and the Department of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as we celebrate the cultures, achievements, and diversity within AAPI communities.

Spotlight Program

"Asian Americans in the South: Revealing our Hidden Histories and Invisible Identities"

Featuring Dr. Khyati Joshi

Dr. Khyati Joshi

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
1:00 p.m., hosted on Microsoft Teams
Register on MyQuest - 1.5 hours of D&I Credit

About the Speaker
As the co-founder of the Institute for Teaching Diversity and Social Justice, Dr. Joshi engages educators, policy-makers, and community leaders in an examination of the historical and systemic nature of bias, its consequences in everyday life, and the solutions that foster social justice and inclusiveness.  

Sponsored by the Department of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in collaboration with Student Programs and Student Diversity

 

Elevating the Voices of Asian and Pacific Islander Communities at MUSC

Part of our shared goal this month is to make space to create joy, healing, education, and celebrations for the richness of Asian and Pacific Islander cultures. To this end, we are celebrating and featuring faculty, staff, students and care team members who identify as Asian, Asian American or Pacific Islander from across the Organization. Read the profiles below to learn more about our MUSC community members.

Andraia Li, College of Medicine Student

Andraia Li - College of Medicine Student

What is your current role, and how long have you been a member of the MUSC community?
I am a rising fourth-year student in the College of Medicine, and current chair of the MUSC Asian Student Association (MASA) AAPI Faculty Network Committee. I have been part of the MUSC community for the past four years, and it has been an amazing experience.

Read Andraia's full spotlight here!

Jessa Mae Sabate, College of Pharmacy Student

Jessa Mae Sabate

What is your current role, and how long have you been a member of the MUSC community?
I am currently a pharmacy student and I have been a proud member of the MUSC community for 2 years now. I am also a pharmacy intern at Rutledge Tower Outpatient Pharmacy which I enjoy being part of as a family since they greatly promote respect and kindness to everyone from different cultural backgrounds.

Learn more about Jessa Mae here!

Helen Liu, Research Assistant

Helen Liu, Research Assistant

What is your current role, and how long have you been a member of the MUSC community?
I’m currently a research assistant with the Youth Collaborative at MUSC, and I work with adolescents who might or might not be using substances such as alcohol and cannabis. I have been a member of our community since September 2019, and there are many more years to come as I transition to my role as an incoming medical student for the Class of 2025.

Read Helen's full spotlight here!

Erica German, Registered Nurse

Erica German, Nurse at MUSC


What is your current role, and how long have you been a member of the MUSC community?
Clinical Staff Leader at 5 East ART and RN at MUSC for 10 years.

How do you define your cultural identity? In other words, what is your cultural background or heritage?
Both my parents come from the Philippines, but I was born in California. I actually grew up between the US, Saudi Arabia, and the Philippines.

Learn more about Erica here!

Hongming Fan, PhD Candidate

Hongming Fan, MUSC-Clemson Bioengineering PhD Student

What is your current role, and how long have you been a member of the MUSC community?
I am a second-year Ph.D. student in the MUSC and CLEMSON joint program.

How do you define your cultural identity? In other words, what is your cultural background or heritage?
I come from China and my cultural background is humble and tolerant of different ideas.

Read Hongming's full spotlight here!

Sarah Evangelista Parks, MSN, CMSRN, Nurse Manager

Sarah Evangelista Parks, Nurse Manager

What is your current role, and how long have you been a member of the MUSC community?
I am the Nurse Manager for 6 East Transplant/ Hepatology in the Main Hospital and have been in this role for the past 3 years. I started out at MUSC as a new graduate nurse 14 years ago.

How do you define your cultural identity? In other words, what is your cultural background or heritage?
I am Asian American. My parents are Filipino.

Learn more about Sarah here!


Diversity Resource Guide