Living in Boston

BIDMC's First HackathonBoston is an intellectual, vibrant city which hosts diverse sets of students and cultures at renowned academic centers and institutions. It's also a city with old roots and a storied past.

As a BIDMC resident, your Harvard ID grants you free access to museums like the Institute of Contemporary Art and the Museum of Fine Arts. Other popular outings include Shakespeare on the Common, a free summer event held each year in the United States' oldest city park. As a biotechnology and medical hub, you can also take advantage of unique opportunities for education and innovation – pictured to the right is a resident who worked with MIT students to host BIDMC's first hackathon.

Additionally, your BIDMC badge gives you a taste of Red Sox nation with $5 tickets available on game days. Residents also enjoy spectating the Head of the Charles Regatta, the world's biggest rowing competition.

BIDMC ResidentsThroughout the city, you'll find different neighborhoods with different personalities and flavors. Some of our residents' favorite food outings include visiting breweries, grabbing dim sum in Chinatown, trying Boston's famous seafood, and checking out different food halls.

Our residents love Boston's prime location in the Northeast, in close proximity to both nature and other cities. North of Boston, Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire offer some of the highest peaks in the area for hiking and skiing. Drive south and you'll hit Providence, New Haven, and New York City. Some of our traveling traditions include an end of year intern trip and an annual trek to Mount Desert Island in Acadia National Park, Maine.