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 (
) 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, for
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.