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Minority Affairs and Recruitment

The Department of Medicine is wholeheartedly committed to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's mission statement, which calls us to ". . . a covenant to care for the underserved, and to work to change disparities in access to care." We are also proud of our first-in-the-nation "Patient Bill of Rights," which asserts, "You have the right to receive care that is medically indicated for your problem, regardless of your race, religion, national origin, any disability or handicap, gender, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, or the source of payment for your care."

We understand that diversity is at the heart of what we do, and thus we are determined to provide outstanding clinical training for all of our housestaff, and to assist in their future career development. An important component of this duty is the recruitment and nurturing of minority physicians, who have a crucial role to play in helping us stay true to our ideals. We strive to offer a wealth of opportunities for our housestaff to train in our community health center network, one of the most wide-ranging in Boston, which brings them directly into our city's vibrant demographic mix; we also provide extraordinary research mentorship in areas such as health disparities, global health, and cross-cultural aspects of medicine. We strongly encourage minority medical students to apply to our Internal Medicine Residency Training Program.

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, 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. 

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Want to know what BIDMC is doing to increase the numbers of minority physicians? Wonder what it might be like during your residency here?  Specific questions from prospective applicants regarding minority affairs and recruitment can be addressed to:


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