Residents are nurtured in our pursuit of diverse clinical and non-clinical interests spanning community psychiatry, medical education, spirituality, neuroimaging, psychotherapy, health policy, global health, women’s health, and specialized work with minority communities such as LGBTQ and racial/ethnic minorities, just to name a few.
We are proud of our community rotations that provide us the opportunity to work with underserved populations, including:
- Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program
- Mass Mental Healthcare
- the Nashua Street Jail
- Revere Counseling
- South Cove Community Health Center
Codman Square Health Center, Dimock Community Health Center, and Fenway Health.
Many of our trainees expand their expertise beyond the Boston area into the realm of global psychiatry in the 3rd and 4th years. Others use the practices and principles of global psychiatry to focus on global communities right here in our own backyard — for example, researching barriers to care through church outreach among African immigrants in the nearby town of Lowell, MA, or addressing disparities in mental health service utilization among immigrants in Boston’s Chinatown.
We appreciate being a part of an academic medical setting that shares these values and provides resources for inclusion across the spectrum of diversity interests.
Resources and Important Links
- HMS Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership
- HMS Joint Committee for the Status of Women
- LGBTQ and Allies at Harvard Medical School
- Mass General Center for Community Health Improvement
- Mass General Center for Diversity & Inclusion
- Mass General Disparities Solutions Center
- Employee Assistance Program
- Mass General LGBTQ Employee Resource Group
- Mass General Office for Women’s Careers
- Society of Physicians with Disabilities
- McLean Diversity and Inclusion
- The Coalition for Disability Access in Health Science and Medical Education
- McLean Dimensions of Diversity Committee
In their book, Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People, Mahzarin Banaji and Anthony Greenwald explore hidden biases that we all carry from a lifetime of experiences with social groups—age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, social class, sexuality, disability status, or nationality.
The Association of American Medical College’s commitment to diversity includes embracing a broader definition of diversity and supporting our members’ efforts.
v In the video, Exploring Unconscious Bias in Academic Medicine, AAMC Chief Diversity Officer Marc A. Nivet, Ed.D, interviews Howard Ross, founder and chief learning officer of Cook Ross and author of Reinventing Diversity: Transforming Organizational Community to Strengthen People, Purpose and Performance. Dr. Nivet and Mr. Ross explore how and why diversity efforts plateau at institutions, what role unconscious bias plays in these situations, and discuss how to mitigate unconscious bias to increase the success of diversity initiatives.
The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University has a strategic initiative focused on implicit bias.
Reviewing Applicants: Research on Bias and Assumptions was written by Eve Fine and Jo Handelsman for the Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.