Experience the Medical Capital of America
In addition to being the medical capital of the country, Boston is one of the most livable, spectacular, and enjoyable cities in
America. Boston's train system (the "T") makes it very convenient to enjoy city life without a car. Forty minutes north or south of Boston, accessible by commuter rail, are more beaches than you'll have time to explore, and the perfect setting for admiring fall foliage and enjoying apple picking and hay rides.
- A vibrant arts, music, and cultural scene, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Institute of Contemporary Art, and a multitude of small and large music venues
- Urban exploration opportunities, including unique and eclectic neighborhoods
- The Charles River, one of the best running and walking venues in a major American city, which also has several rowing and sailing clubs with open membership.
Discounted Red Sox Tickets for BIDMC Residents
Attention baseball lovers! One of the great perks of joining the residency program at BIDMC, "the Official Hospital of the Boston Red Sox", is that it gives you the chance to enjoy baseball games at Fenway Park for only $5 a ticket, so you can appreciate the atmosphere and nostalgia that is unique to America's Oldest Ballpark.
Here's how it works: at each game, a line forms beside Gate B near Ted Williams' statue. Thirty minutes after the start of the game, any remaining tickets are released to BIDMC employees for $5 each. With your hospital ID, you have the opportunity to purchase up to 2 tickets for every regular season game from April through September. Typical seats range from standing room to directly behind home plate! In addition to discount ticket benefits, each year "high demand" tickets are auctioned off to hospital employees only. Past auctions have been for Yankees vs Red Sox tickets and playoff tickets.