Our Strategic Priorities

CDI has built programs and initiatives around four strategic priorities: Exposing students to academic medicine, advancing trainees and faculty, championing health equity and driving organizational change.

Expose Students to Academic Careers

Expose students underrepresented in medicine (UiM) to academic research and clinical careers, helping them to grow into the medical professionals and scientists of tomorrow.

Advance and Engage Trainees and Faculty

We work with residency training programs to build and develop a community of talented, diverse residents and fellows through recruitment, career development, networking, mentorship and funding.

Champion Health Equity

CDI is championing structural equity and social justice, which include policy, education and training, through advocacy and critical partnerships.

Drive Organizational Change

Collaboratively with departments and hospital leadership, our faculty programs and strategic partnerships cultivate the success of UiM by embedding diversity and inclusion into the fabric of MGH.

Elena Olson in front of the main entrance to Mass General
Elena Olson in front of the main entrance to Mass General

Diversity focuses on who we are and the unique differences each of us brings, while inclusion aims to create an environment where everyone is respected and valued. Now is the time for medicine to advance a genuine commitment to both.

Elena B. Olson, JD
Executive Director Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Growing the Summer Research Trainee Program

In Summer 2021, SRTP hosted 29 students, making it the largest SRTP cohort to date.

26%
26%

Highest Residency Recruitment and Match

In June 2021, we welcomed 67 new UiM residents to MGH, resulting in a 26% match, making for our most successful year of residency recruitment.

Faculty Development Awards Have Expanded

With support from the CDI, the PSDA and CTDA awards have expanded, increasing opportunities for UiM.