The Center for Diversity & Inclusion (CDI) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) provides a number of programs and events for faculty, trainees and students. Learn about two of our Pathway Programs Below:


The BWH Summer Training in Academic Research and Scholarship (STARS) Program is a distinguished summer research opportunity at BWH for underrepresented in medicine (URM)* college and first-year medical students with a strong interest in pursuing advanced careers as research scientists, physicians and/or health care professionals. Click here to learn more.


The Four Directions Summer Research Program (FDSRP) is a unique summer research opportunity at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and BWH for college and first-year medical students with a commitment to the health of Native American communities. Click here to learn more. 

*Underrepresented in medicine (URM) means those racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population [Adopted by the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Executive Committee, March 19, 2004]. Per AAMC guidelines, at BWH, URM is defined as African American/Black, Latina/Latino, Alaskan/Hawaiian Native, Hispanic American and Native American.