For Residents

We are committed to providing guidance, support and professional opportunities for our physicians-in-training.

Trainee Opportunities

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.

We know that choosing where to do your training is a deeply personal decision, and we sincerely hope that your journey takes you here to Brigham and Women’s Hospital. 

Dr. Robert Higgins, President, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Executive Vice Present, Mass General Brigham, shares a message below for applicants who may be considering Brigham/Mass General Brigham.

Our Departments

Learn more about the many top-notch residency programs here at BWH/MGB and Harvard-affiliated schools.

Events for Applicants & 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 who have been selected to interview. 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! 


Receptions for the 2023-2024 recruitment season have ended. Stay tuned for reception dates for the 2024-2025 season! 



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A Collaborative Approach to Attracting Talent

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. 

"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.




Meet Our Leadership Team

We encourage all applicants to meet with CDI Leadership to learn more about our programs, resources and offerings.

Imoigele P. Aisiku, MD, MBA

Imo serves as a co-Interim Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for the Center for Diversity & Inclusion. He is also the Chief of the Division of Emergency Critical Care Medicine and the Vice-Chair for Diversity and Equity and the Director of the office of IDEaS in the Department of Emergency Medicine. 

Morana Lasic, MD

Morana serves as a co-Interim Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for the Center for Diversity & Inclusion. She is also an anesthesiologist, Associate Program Director of the BWH anesthesiology residency program, Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity, and inclusion, and BWH Medical Director of Peer Support. 

Tina Gelsomino, MSW, LCSW, RCC™

Tina is the Senior Director of the Center for Diversity & Inclusion at the Brigham. She works to advance diversity and inclusion, 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%).

View our Health Equity PDF

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 program provides 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 Recruitment Cycle:

  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear
  • Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

Learn More

To learn more about the Resident Stipend Program, including eligibility requirements and FAQs, please visit: Mass General Brigham’s Cost of Living Stipend

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