Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI)
A Collaborative Approach to Attracting Diverse Talent
Hear the story of how the Offices for Diversity and Inclusion at MGH and Brigham and Women’s Hospital worked closely with program leads on outreach to candidates, resulting in the most diverse residency recruitment in Mass General Brigham’s history.
Front and Centered with Elena Olson, JD
Watch as Elena Olson, JD, executive director of CDI discusses what we’re doing to enhance the diversity of our trainee, clinical and research workforce, and to advance inclusion and equity through community building, education, policy and advocacy.
Read our latest annual report
2020 and 2021 were years of transformative change, both in our world and in CDI. Follow along as we recount the accomplishments and experiences of the CDI community in our latest Annual Report.
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, Faculty and PCS Staff
We work with all departments to build and develop a community of talented, diverse residents, fellows, faculty and PCS staff through career development, networking, mentorship, funding and education.
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 B. Olson, JD
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.
Executive Director Center for Diversity and Inclusion
Growing the Summer Research Trainee Program
In Summer 2022, SRTP hosted 30 students, making it the largest SRTP cohort to date.
Highest Residency Recruitment and Match
In June 2022, we welcomed 72 new UiM residents to MGH, resulting in a 28% 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.
Support the Center for Diversity and Inclusion
When you support the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Diversity and Inclusion, you are making a significant contribution to create an environment where students, residents and physicians who are underrepresented in medicine want to learn, train and advance.