The Center for Diversity & Inclusion at Brigham and Women’s Hospital was established in 2018 for the specific purpose of enhancing workforce diversity. We are committed to bringing in the most talented and diverse trainees, and will provide guidance, support and opportunities for professional development and advancement as you progress along your chosen career path.
Each year, BWH CDI has the privilege of participating in Mass General Brigham’s DE&I Summit. In 2022, the 6th annual DE&I Summit focused on learning more about diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as developing skills to Name it! Act on it! and Change it! in day-to-day work. Be sure to check out the video below, featuring CDI Sr. Director, Tina Gelsomino, to learn more about the ways CDI has taken a collaborative approach to attracting diverse resident and physician talent across the Mass General Brigham system.
Events for New Residents
Networking Receptions for UIM and LGBTQ+ Applicants
During the recruitment and interview season, we hold several networking receptions for UIM and LGBTQ+ applicants. These receptions are designed to connect applicants with UIM and/or LGBTQ+ residents, fellows, and faculty in an informal setting. These conversations give invaluable insight into what residency life is like at Brigham/Mass General Brigham!
2022-23 BWH CDI and MGH CDI Offices Applicant Reception Dates
(All from 6:00 -7:15 pm EST)
*Integrated program applicants are more than welcome at any of our receptions, but are encouraged to attend combined receptions if possible!
MGH CDI Applicant Receptions for Only MGH Programs
BWH/MGH CDI receptions for Combined Programs*
BWH CDI Applicant Receptions for Only BWH Programs
Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 (Fellowship Programs Only)
Thursday, November 3, 2022
Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Thursday, November 10, 2022
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Thursday, December 15, 2022
Monday, December 19, 2022
Wednesday, December 21, 2022
Thursday, January 5, 2023
Thursday, January 5, 2023
Thursday, January 19, 2023
Thursday, January 19, 2023 (LGBTQ+ Reception)
"You Can Thrive Here"
See what physicians and physician-trainees have to say about our program – as well as working, living and relaxing in and around Boston.
Learn more about the many top-notch residency programs here at BWH and Harvard-affiliated schools.
Meet Our Leadership Team
We encourage all applicants to meet with CDI Leadership to learn more about our programs, resources and offerings.
Galen Vincent Henderson, MD, FCNS
Galen serves as the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for the Center for Diversity & Inclusion. He is also the Director of Neurocritical Care in the Department of Neurology at Brigham.
Tina Gelsomino, MSW, LCSW, RCC™
Tina is the Senior Director of the Center for Diversity & Inclusion at Brigham Health. She works to advance diversity ad inclusions, and supports all faculty, trainees and medical students.
BWH's Commitment to Health Equity
The Brigham and Women’s Hospital Center for Community Health and Health Equity (CCHHE) is committed to advancing systems of care, research and community programs that elevate the health and well-being of people who live in our surrounding communities.
BWH’s priority communities include Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Mission Hill and Roxbury due to their proximity to the hospital and the disproportionate burden of poverty, housing instability, and other social determinants of health in these communities as compared to Boston overall. Home to over 260,000 people, BWH’s priority communities are more racially and ethnically diverse than the city of Boston overall. Mattapan, Roxbury and Dorchester have large African American/Black populations (68%. 42% and 35% respectively). Thirty-one percent of Roxbury residents and 22% of Jamaica Plain residents are Hispanic/Latino.
Boston is a city of many languages. Thirty-seven percent of Boston’s population five years of age and older speak a language other than English at home, and this percentage is notably higher in BWH’s priority communities of Mission Hill (43%), Dorchester (41%) and Roxbury (41%).
The Resident Stipend Program
We understand that living in Boston is expensive, and our hospitals wish to provide assistance to residents with significant financial challenges who might not otherwise be able to train here.
The Resident Stipend pilot program will provide cash stipends to physicians-in-training who:
- match to our residency programs
- are approved for the AAMC’s “Fee Assistance Program” (FAP) as an AMCAS applicant
This stipend is in addition to the standard PGY-level salary)with their confirmation of continuing financial need.
The total stipend amount of $30,000 will be distributed in 3 installments of $10,000 at the beginning of each academic year for the first 3 years of the residency program.
Programs included in the 2020-2021 Recruitment Cycle:
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital
Massachusetts Eye and Ear
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital