Resources and Support


07_Celiac_1140-300x200 ODICA helps cultivate a workplace that welcomes all cultures, languages and lifestyles. We support our trainees and faculty with the following programs and initiatives:
  • Collaborating with the Shapiro Institute for Education and Research at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to sponsor the Data Science Research Program for Underrepresented Minorities in Medicine
  • Sponsoring Boston-based leadership development opportunities for multicultural professionals
  • Offering competitive research grants that support junior, multicultural physicians
  • Designing online and in-person trainings for topics such as unconscious bias and healthcare equity
  • Hosting annual distinguished lectures on topics such as diversity and inclusion
  • Organizing networking and social events
  • Formalizing trainee support and career advancement groups
  • Offering mentoring opportunities for medical students and medical school-bound college students
  • Sponsoring students from historically black medical schools for specialty rotations, sub-internships and summer research programs
  • Participating in LGBTQ health education sessions and citywide PRIDE events
  • Joining forces with the BIDMC's Academic Careers and Faculty Development team to sponsor diversity initiatives
  • Collaborating with Harvard Medical School's Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership