About BMHA

Who is BMHA?

The Brown Minority Housestaff Association (BMHA) became a recognized housestaff organization in 2013. BMHA is advised through faculty, the GME Department and the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (ODMA). The BMHA is an organization that strives to promote the advancement of underrepresented housestaff through community building, mentorship, networking and advocacy. We seek to increase the recruitment and retention underrepresented faculty and housestaff. The strength of a diverse workforce more effectively meets the needs of the diverse population of patients we serve.

Mission:

The Brown Minority Housestaff Association (BMHA) is an organization created by Brown housestaff and their advisors to promote the advancement of underrepresented housestaff through mentorship, networking and advocacy. The BMHA seeks to increase the presence of underrepresented faculty and housestaff through active recruitment and community building within Brown. BMHA hopes to foster the development of professional and social connections that will increase retention of minority housestaff and faculty. BMHA will use the strength of a diverse workforce to more effectively meet the needs of the diverse population we serve.

 

Goals:

  • Support: To provide a social and professional support network for underrepresented minority house staff at all member institutions.
  • Mentoring: To create an environment that encourages minority residents to succeed in the workplace through networking and career development advice and support.
  • Recruitment: To improve diversity at our member institutions by actively recruiting outstanding underrepresented minority students into our residency programs.
  • Community: To be a resource for the community at large through health education and outreach programs.

Mission and Goals

Partners

Our achievements through the Brown Minority Housestaff Association would not be possible without the support from our partners. Brown University through the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs has been a long time advocate and financial supporter of the BMHA mission. The Lifespan Graduate Medical Education office and the Rhode Island Hospital have also been great supporters of BMHA and we continue to foster a relationship that will seek to improve the diversity among housestaff and faculty and improve the cultural competency of the medical community.

 

  • Rhode Island Hospital/Lifespan GME
  • Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at Brown University
  • Department of Internal Medicine
  • Department of Pediatrics
  • Department of Emergency Medicine