Nicole Jackson, MD Director of
The Family Medicine Department at Boston Medical Center values the promotion of diversity, as we believe it contributes to intellectual discourse, academic development, and leads to excellence in patient care, education and research. We also understand that equity and inclusion remain essential for our department’s success beyond recruitment.
A committee in 2016 with joint membership including faculty, administration, educators, and residents was established to implement and sustain diversity, inclusion and retention efforts. Some of the committee’s work has included:
- Supporting the establishment of a faculty position with protected time to oversee diversity recruitment and retention efforts
- Establishing guidelines for a holistic review of incoming resident applicants, as well as incorporating blinded interviews that allow for a focus on applicant values and not just metrics
- Organizing quarterly gatherings among URM (underrepresented in medicine) residents and faculty that promote a sense of community and build mentorship
- Developing a resident curriculum with a focus on structural and institutional racism
For more information, please contact Nicole Jackson, Director of Diversity Programs, at [email protected]
For over 30 years, Boston Medical Center’s Office of Minority Physician Recruitment has partnered with training programs and clinical departments to help attract, recruit, and retain talented under-represented minorities in medicine within the residency, fellowship, and faculty ranks for Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine.
There is a current faculty/resident focus group making efforts into creating a longitudinal curriculum that increases residents comfort level in caring for LGBTQIA+ patients. One of our additional goals is to create an elective rotation that gives residents time with local experts/stakeholder who care for LGBTQIA+ persons.
There is also an LGBTQIA+ residency committee to help residents work with the community through volunteering, advocacy, and finding mentors.