For Residents

We are committed to providing guidance, support and professional opportunities for our physicians-in-training.

Resident Opportunities

The Center for Diversity & Inclusion at Brigham and Women’s Hospital was established in 2018 for the specific purpose of enhancing workforce diversity. We are committed to bringing in the most talented and diverse trainees, and will provide guidance, support and opportunities for professional development and advancement as you progress along your chosen career path.

"You Can Thrive Here"

See what physicians and physician-trainees have to say about our program – as well as working, living and relaxing in and around Boston.




Our Departments

Learn more about the many top-notch residency programs here at BWH and Harvard-affiliated schools.

Also visit: HAEMR (The Brigham and Women’s/Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency) and the HAEMR Women’s Initiative.

Meet Our Leadership Team

We encourage all applicants to meet with CDI Leadership to learn more about our programs, resources and offerings.

Galen Vincent Henderson, MD, FCNS

Galen is Director of Neurocritical Care in the Department of Neurology. He is also serving as the Interim Chief Diversity and Inclusion at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Tina Gelsomino, MSW, LCSW, RCC™

Tina is the Director of the Center for Diversity & Inclusion at Brigham Health. She works to advance diversity ad inclusions, and supports all faculty, trainees and medical students.

BWH's Commitment to Health Equity

The Brigham and Women’s Hospital Center for Community Health and Health Equity (CCHHE) is committed to advancing systems of care, research and community programs that elevate the health and well-being of people who live in our surrounding communities.


Priority communities include Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Mission Hill and Roxbury, due to their proximity to the hospital and the disproportionate burden of poverty, housing instability, and other social determinants of health. CCHHE approaches its work through a racial equity lens.


BWH runs two licensed community health centers in Jamaica Plain—Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center (SJPHC) and Brookside Community Health Center—where we provide high-quality, patient-centered health care services. Over 50% of SJPHC patients are Latino. BWH also provides face-to-face interpreter services for 30 different languages. Other than English, Spanish and French/Haitian Creole/Cajunare the most commonly spoken languages in BWH priority communities.

View our Health Equity PDF

The Resident Stipend Program

We understand that living in Boston is expensive, and our hospitals wish to provide assistance to residents with significant financial challenges who might not otherwise be able to train here.


The Resident Stipend pilot program will provide cash stipends to physicians-in-training who:

  • match to our residency programs
  • are approved for the AAMC’s “Fee Assistance Program” (FAP) as an AMCAS applicant


This stipend is in addition to the standard PGY-level salary)with their confirmation of continuing financial need.


The total stipend amount of $30,000 will be distributed in 3 installments of $10,000 at the beginning of each academic year for the first 3 years of the residency program.


Programs included in the 2020-2021 Recruitment Cycle:

Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital
Massachusetts Eye and Ear
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

Learn More

To learn more about the Resident Stipend Program, including eligibility requirements and FAQs, please visit: Mass General Brigham’s Cost of Living Stipend

Events for New Residents

2020 – 2021 Residency Interview Receptions were held on:

Thursday, November 19th 6:00-7:00 pm EST

Wednesday, December 9th 6:00-7:00 pm EST

Monday, December 14th 6:00-7:00 pm EST

Wednesday, January 6th 5:00-6:00 pm EST

Tuesday, January 12th 5:00-6:00 pm EST

Wednesday, January 20th 6:00-7:00 pm EST

Wednesday, January 27th 6:00-7:00 pm EST

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