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Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement

The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine is opening new frontiers in education, research and patient care. Our mission is leading healthcare in education, research and patient care. Our goals are uncompromising quality, exceptional service, innovative education, advancing knowledge and institutional strength.

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Diversity Statement


The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine (OUCOM) is committed to advancing diversity at all levels. OUCOM recognizes that the inclusion of talented individuals from different backgrounds benefits medical education, patient care, population health, and scientific discovery.

Diversity and the College Mission

In keeping with OU Medicine’s mission “Leading Health Care – in patient care, education, and research…,” the OUCOM Diversity Alliance seeks to leverage the transformative power of equity and diversity through pipeline programs, mentorship, faculty recruitment, research, and community engagement for the advancement of excellence in healthcare, medical education, and health equity for all residents in the state of Oklahoma.

Faculty Spotlight

McKinney-professional photo 2020Dr. Kibwei A. McKinney, MD

Dr. Kibwei A. McKinney was born and raised in Washington, D.C., where he graduated from Benjamin Banneker Academic High School in 1997. He pursued his undergraduate education at Stanford University, where he majored in Human Biology and minored in Spanish Language. Upon graduation, he moved back to Washington, where he worked on Capitol Hill as a legislative assistant through the Barbara Jordan Congressional Scholars Program and later as a high school teacher. From there, his studies took him to the University of Pennsylvania where he completed medical school in 2008. He pursued residency at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. During his training, he completed a T32 National Institutes of Health research fellowship, performing 2 years of translational research in the lab of Dr. Julia Kimball, Ph. D. After finishing residency in 2014, he completed a fellowship in Rhinology at the Georgia Nasal and Sinus Institute in Savannah, GA, under the direction of Drs. Chris Melroy and Frederick Kuhn. He then returned to UNC-Chapel Hill to complete a second fellowship in Anterior Skull Base Surgery, under the direction of Dr. Adam M. Zanation. In 2016, he joined the faculty at the University of Oklahoma, where he practices in Rhinology, Allergy, and Skull Base Surgery. He serves as the medical director the Otolaryngology Clinic at OU Health Physicians and is the Associate Program Director of the Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Residency Program.

Student Spotlight


Micaela McGregor

Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Micaela McGregor attended Holland Hall School where she earned a track and field scholarship to the University of Tulsa. She received a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Biology in 2018 and immediately entered medical school following graduation. As of this year, she has published a piece in the Mosaic in Medicine Journal and is involved in the Bridge Mentoring program, Medical Students for Choice, Reach out and Read, the Student Global Health Alliance, and is one of the co-chairs for the annual R.O.A.D (Representing Oklahoma and Diversity) conference. In medical school, she has chosen to devote her time to groups aimed at improving access to both health care and the health care field for those who have traditionally been excluded from medicine based on the belief that increasing diversity in medicine will improve the health care system for everyone. 

Graduate Spotlight

Christy J. Kingfisher

Christy Kingfisher is a proud member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. She was born and raised in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, the capitol of the Cherokee Nation. She has a Bachelors of Science in Organismic Biology and a double minor in Chemistry and Nutritional Sciences from Northeastern State University located in Tahlequah. She attended medical school at the University of North Dakota. She is now a first year Family Medicine resident at the University of Oklahoma. She has a special interest in serving the under served and addressing the healthcare disparities that exist between different people groups. She also has a passion for mentoring minority students who are interested in careers in medicine. She wants to one day work for her tribe as both a clinical physician and educator in their medical school and residency program.