International and Multicultural Information
Information and resources for international professionals and those underrepresented in medicine at Partners.
Information for International Medical Graduates
- ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates)
(J-1 Clinical Visa)
Through its program of certification, the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG®) assesses the readiness of international medical graduates to enter residency or fellowship programs in the United States that are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The ECFMG offers a variety of other programs and services to physicians educated abroad and other members of the international medical community. Detailed information on ECFMG Certification requirements and other programs and services offered to foreign medical graduates can be found in the ECFMG Information Booklet.
- Harvard International Office (J-1 Research Visas- Research Fellows only)
The Harvard International Office (HIO) offers visa processing services to research fellows at BWH and MGH and provides information on a wide range of topics, including information about travel, financial planning, social and cultural differences, as well as personal concerns. The HIO sponsors discussion groups for spouses, as well as advice on schools for children. HIO acts as a liaison with the U.S. government agencies that have jurisdiction over your stay here.
- MASCO – Medical, Academic and Scientific Community Organization, INC.
MASCO and its family of organizations, including MASCO Services, Inc., the Longwood Medical Area Child Care Center, Inc., and the Colleges of the Fenway, Inc., offer a wide range of services including area planning and development, parking and transportation, collaborative programs, telecommunications and child care. MASCO's mission is to pursue programs that promote a sense of community among its members and to create and deliver services more effectively.
The Partners Office for International Professionals and Students (PIPS)
The Partners Office for International Professionals & Students (PIPS) provides immigration services to all professional international staff. Processing of all non-immigrant staff, scholar and student visas (including J-1, J-2, H-1B, TN, O-1, F-1 and B-1/B-2 visas) is coordinated by the PIPS. The PIPS advises both the individual and the hiring department on initiating and extending the stay of international researchers and other professional staff.
BWH Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
The Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (CFDD) aspires to foster a vibrant, diverse and inclusive professional community where every person has the opportunity to thrive. CFDD serves as the umbrella organization for three closely affiliated offices, who work in concert to serve the needs of faculty and trainees at BWH. The Office for Multicultural Faculty Careers (OMC) provides support for professional development, career planning and mentoring of underrepresented in medicine faculty and trainees. The Office for Research Careers (ORC) addresses the specific needs of research faculty, postdoctoral fellows and career scientists. And the Office for Women's Careers (OWC) serves the professional development and advancement of women faculty and trainees.
MGH Center for Diversity and Inclusion
The Center for Diversity and Inclusion works closely with all departments at Massachusetts General Hospital to help create a more welcoming environment - a place where students want to learn; residents want to train; and faculty want to stay and advance. We are not only helping translate the growing number of students underrepresented in medicine (URM) into future faculty leaders, but also working to enhance the quality of care for the increasingly diverse communities that MGH serves.
This page was updated on 12/16/15.