DEI Program Initiatives
The residents in this program are a special group! We are committed to celebrating our differences, interpersonal growth, and engaging in critical discussions that expand our understanding of and comfort with the diverse experiences of each other. While some of these conversations have occurred in the context of formal didactics (see below), many occur in less formal resident forums such as noon conferences.
In recent years, we have created the following diversity and inclusion initiatives:
Upcoming initiatives include:
- Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Elective
- Health Disparities Track for the PSTP Program
In addition, the MGH Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) works closely with our training programs to sponsor welcome receptions, host mentoring events, and connect residents with programs such as the Resident Cost of Living Stipend Pilot Program and the Partners Lease Guaranty Program.
Beginning in 2015, MGH/McLean residents have spearheaded the Resident Advocacy Committee, a group dedicated to challenging systemic disparities in our hospitals and communities and promoting activism and service. With support from program administration and faculty in Community Psychiatry, the RAC residents created two impressive didactics series focused on the topics of racism and advocacy. These curricula have since been presented at national conferences.
In 2022, MGH Department of Psychiatry created the Center for Racial Justice and Equity, directed by Dr. Olivia Okereke.