Diversity

The Department of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse physicians to our house staff. We recognize that diversity is a multi-faceted issue, encompassing race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender and disability, and we feel it is critical that our trainees reflect the diversity of the patients we serve at Boston Medical Center, the residents of the city of Boston, and the US population as a whole.

Currently over 30% of the US population comes from a racial or ethnic minority group, yet fewer than 10% of US physicians are from minority backgrounds. We believe that to provide the best possible care to diverse patients, this discrepancy must be overcome. This goal is especially important at an urban medical center such as ours; at Boston Medical Center over 50% of our patients come from minority backgrounds.

We are extremely proud of all aspects of diversity represented by our current faculty and house staff, and we are committed both to increasing that diversity in the years to come and ensuring the success of our trainees who come from backgrounds currently underrepresented in medicine.

To learn more about diversity in the Department of Medicine and at Boston Medical Center, please explore the following online resources:

Boston University School of Medicine, Department of Medicine Faculty Development and Diversity Committee
http://www.bumc.bu.edu/facdev-medicine/

Boston Medical Center Minority Physician Recruitment Program
http://www.bmc.org/minorityphysician.htm

If you would like to learn more about diversity in the Internal Medicine Residency Program, please feel free to contact us at any time.

Gopal Yadavalli, MD
Program Director