Harvard Affiliated Residency Programs Showcase 2014
The Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership, in collaboration with the Harvard-affiliated hospitals, hosted the Harvard Affiliated Residency Programs Showcase on September 20, 2014 in the Elements Café of the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School (HMS). As an expansion of the HMS Visiting Clerkship Program, this event provided URM medical students in their 3rd or 4th year from the New England region as well as other states with an opportunity to meet and network with Harvard affiliated residency program training directors, attending physicians, fellows and residents. It was expected that the participating students would learn more about the residency programs that are offered here at HMS affiliated hospitals through this interactive and informal setting.
Through our vigorous recruiting effort approximately 74 URM medical students met with more than 60 representatives of training programs for a mutual conversation.
Joan Reede, MD, MPH, MS, MBA, Dean for Diversity and Community Partnership at Harvard Medical School and Alden Landry, MD, MPH, Faculty Assistant Director in the Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership at HMS welcomed everyone to the first Residency Showcase. Faculty and administrators from Cambridge Health Alliance (Richard Pels, MD, Internal Medicine Program Director), Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Rafael Campo, MA, MD, DLitt (Hon), Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS), Boston Children’s Hospital (Venée Tubman, MD, Instructor, HMS), Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Joel Katz, MD, Director, Internal Medicine Program) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) (Elena Olson, JD, Executive Director, MGH Center for Diversity and Inclusion) also offered brief remarks to the participating medical students.
Nora Osman, MD, Faculty Director of the Office for Multicultural Faculty Careers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital facilitated the session of “After the Interview: Following up and Making the Decision.” Jocelyn Carter, MD, MPH, Manager of Trainee Affairs, MGH Center for Diversity and Inclusion facilitated the session of “The Interview: What to Expect and How to Succeed.”
HMS Affiliated Hospitals set up their tables and provided recruitment information. In addition, several specialty groups were held for interested students
The responses from both the hospital training programs and participating students were positive and both groups expressed an interest in attending a similar program in 2015.
2014 Residency Showcase Photo Album