Under-represented Groups at BU/BMC

Our fellowship program is committed to hiring applicants from under-represented groups. Boston University and Boston Medical Center have a deep commitment to diversity and aim to have faculty who reflect the diversity of our patient population. We believe that diversity is essential to promoting patient care, advancing research, and serving our community.

The university was the first coeducational medical college in the world and was the first US University to award a PhD to a woman.

At BU/BMC, leadership is committed to making this a place where trainees and faculty from under-represented group can thrive. Institutional resources include:


Racial Justice Curriculum

The Division of Infectious Diseases holds Racial Justice Conferences bi-monthly on Fridays at 9 am. Conferences are open to all members of the division, including clinic and research staff. We work to create a safe place for discussing the ramifications of racism on our lives and the lives of our patients, as well as the intersections between race, class, gender, and other experiences. Discussions range from sharing reflections on articles and current events to action/goal-oriented planning. Previous topics of discussion include: 

  • Voting rights
  • Critical race theory and the 1619 project
  • Micro/macroaggressions in medicine and academia
  • Prison abolition
  • COVID and structural racism
  • Police brutality

Dr. Karim Khan, co-chair of Racial Justice group:

Racial Justice white coats for Black lives article: