Resources and Opportunities  

BIDMC has been great in terms of its commitment to community health, especially in informatics. The Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Career Advancement supports a lot of the work that I do."

Jorge Rodriguez, MD, Clinical Informatics Fellow 
BIDMC has a rich history of commitment to openness and non-discrimination, created by the merger of two Boston hospitals—Beth Israel and New England Deaconess—each founded on the principle of providing care to marginalized, underserved and often excluded individuals and populations. Today, we’re proud to continue this legacy with a number programs and initiatives aimed at fostering inclusion and diversity among our faculty, staff, trainees, and patients. If you would like to learn more about our community health centers, please download this PDF.

BIDMC’s Office for Diversity, Inclusion and Career Advancement (ODICA) is led by Albert Galaburda, MD, to affirm our commitment to our diverse faculty, staff, and patient base. The Department of Medicine’s Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Daniele Olveczky, MD, works closely with ODICA and is a valuable resource for members of the Department. 

Harvard Medical School’s Office for Diversity, Inclusion & Community Partnership (DICP) offers special rotations for interested minority students. These rotations offer the opportunity to participate on the clinical service or to perform research electives. For more information about visiting clerkships, please contact the Visiting Clerkship Program and specify an interest in BIDMC.

BIDMC’s Affiliated Community Health Centers offer opportunities for engagement with and service to communities across the Boston Area. This network serves Boston's vibrant demographic mix, including Latino, Haitian, Asian, Cape Verdean, and African-American populations. Through our partnership with Fenway Health, there are opportunities for those interested in LGBT care and HIV medicine. At our main Boston location, we also strive to provide culturally sensitive care for diverse populations through clinics like the Russian Cardiology Clinic and the Latino Rheumatology, Cardiology, and Gastroenterology Clinics.