Multicultural Affairs Office

Residents and Fellows: Mass General Employees are MGH's greatest assets. MAO works closely with all residency training programs to help build and develop a vibrant community of talented diverse residents and fellows at MGH.

Karen Winkfield

"As one of the few African-American residents and now attendings in a small department, MAO has been an invaluable resource for me. MAO has enhanced my experience by helping me make personal connections to other URM trainees and faculty in the larger community, and providing me with opportunities to serve the community. Being able to work with a diverse community has been very important to my success."

-Karen Winkfield, MD, PhD, Radiation Oncology attending, Resident Class of 2010

 

Recruitment Initiatives

Retention Initiatives

MAO has worked closely with many departments to design mentorship and career development programs for URM housestaff during their training at MGH. MAO also sponsors welcoming receptions and networking events to help build a sense of community within MGH. MAO has a staff person - a manager of trainee affairs - dedicated to providing career guidance to residents and fellows while at MGH.

  • The Organization of Minority Residents and Fellows (OMRF) is another resource that plays a crucial role in the life of URM residents and fellows at MGH. The OMRF offers opportunities to socialize and network among peers, enhance career development, and become involved in the larger Harvard and Boston communities
  • Career Development Liaison Program (CDLP) was created by the Multicultural Affairs Office (MAO) as part of a continuing effort to support residents in their transition from student to MGH trainee. The goals of the program are to provide guidance, as well as well as to help advance the career development of URM trainees.

  • HMS Office for Diversity and Community Partnership (ODCP) The Office for Diversity and Community Partnership at Harvard Medical School was created to promote increased recruitment, retention and advancement of diverse faculty, particularly underrepresented minority faculty, at Harvard Medical School and to oversee all diversity activities involving Harvard Medical School faculty, trainees, students and staff.

  • Minority Faculty Development Award Program (MFDAP)

  • Graduation