The MGH Center for Diversity and Inclusion virtually celebrated the graduation of 46 underrepresented residents and fellows in medicine on June 5. The 2020 graduating class included residents and fellows from 14 different departments.
The MGH/MGPO Women in Leadership Committee hosted its annual meeting Nov. 5, featuring Jovita Thomas-Williams, senior vice president of Human Resources. During her talk, “Defining Success: Is it all about getting to the C-Suite?” Thomas-Williams provided a detailed overview of what she views as the three phases of one’s career: Learn. Earn. Return.
“Take time to learn as much as you can about who you are and what matters most – because that is what will guide you in your career and toward success in the years to come,” she said. “Success isn’t universally defined, it’s personal. Your neighbor’s idea of success is not yours, so don’t waste your precious time and energy trying to keep pace. And always remember, success is not achieved in isolation, it really does take a village, so take the time to establish a network of trusted advisors along your career journey.”
Attendees at this year’s event were encouraged to invite a “rising leader” from their departments to attend the presentation, which was followed by a networking event at the Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation.“Whenever possible, return the coaching and mentoring you received by sharing your wisdom with those following in your footsteps,” Thomas-Williams said, encouraging those in attendance to mentor others. “You didn’t get to where you are alone, and neither will they. They need us – and they are going to become us.”
- Jun | 26 | 2020
During the June 24 event, “Resident Writing in the Time of COVID-19,” five Mass General residents read from and discussed recent pieces they have published in national publications.
- Jun | 23 | 2020
Massachusetts General Hospital staff paid tribute to its unit service associates, or USAs.
- Jun | 23 | 2020
During moments of downtime, Mass General dental hygienist and musician Rosemond Valcimond delights visitors and staff by playing his ukulele.
- Jun | 19 | 2020
While it may not have been the graduation ceremony that many Center for Community Health Improvement youth had envisioned a few months ago, it nevertheless was one for the ages.
- Jun | 4 | 2020
During a six-week period, volunteers made about 6,000 calls to phone numbers provided by the city of Chelsea, a community of about 40,000 that has been hit particularly hard by the pandemic.