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Minority Affairs and Recruitment

We understand that diversity is at the heart of what we do, and we are determined to provide outstanding clinical training within a welcoming environment for all of our housestaff and to assist in their future career development. An important component of this is the recruitment and nurturing of minority physicians, who play a crucial role in helping us stay true to our ideals of quality and service. We work very closely with the Office for Diversity, Inclusion and Career Advancement (ODICA) at BIDMC, led by Albert Galaburda, MD, to affirm our commitment to our diverse faculty, staff, and patient base.

BIDMC has a rich institutional history of dedication to openness and non-discrimination, created by the merger of two Boston hospitals founded on the principle of providing care to the marginalized, underserved and excluded. The Department of Medicine, along with the Departments of Emergency Medicine and OB/GYN, is developing a strategic educational plan to provide focused training on the social determinants of health, barriers to accessing care, and unconscious bias.

We also offer a wealth of opportunities for our housestaff to train in our Community Health Centers. This network brings them into direct contact with Boston's vibrant demographic mix including Latino, Haitian, Asian, Cape Verdean, and African-American populations as well as offering experience in LGBT care and HIV medicine. We strive to provide culturally sensitive care for specific populations at our main Boston location through special clinics like the Latino Mental Health Program and the Latino and Russian Cardiovascular Clinics. Two additional clinics in gastroenterology and rheumatology have recently started, with the expectation of more to come in the near future.

Several of our faculty members are available for discussion or mentoring. A complete list is available here. Feel free to contact them with any questions, or reach out to us at medinternship@bidmc.harvard.edu.

The Visiting Clerkship Program

For more information about visiting clerkships, please contact the  Visiting Clerkship Program, Harvard Medical School at (617) 432.4422, and specify an interest in Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Visit their website or send an email to Ms. Jo Cole, Project Coordinator at vcp_hpsp@hms.harvard.edu, for more information.

Special rotations are available for interested minority students through Harvard Medical School's Office for Diversity and Community Partnership. These rotations offer the opportunity to participate on the clinical service or to perform research electives. 

Contact Information

Minority Affairs and Recruitment - Residency Training Program
Internal Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
West Campus, Deaconess Building, Suite 306
One Deaconess Road
Boston, MA 02215
617-632-8273
617-632-8261
minorityaffairs@bidmc.harvard.edu

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