MGH/BWH ID Fellows Core Values Statement
Equity – MGH/BWH Infectious Diseases Fellows aim to continually name, examine, and repair disparities and injustices. Our fellows respect diverse opinions and accept the responsibility to speak out against bias, inequities, and microaggressions for patients and colleagues.
Leadership – Our fellows develop comprehensive skills to emerge as local and global leaders while fostering an environment that inculcates collectivism and values the contributions of all team members. We address challenges in a solutions-oriented manner and creatively imagine possibilities beyond the present, working to redefine the big picture.
Teamwork – Working as a cohesive and diverse team is a top priority for fellows. This includes engaging diverse departments and integrating thinkers with unique backgrounds to solve problems from patient care to division-level priorities to global health challenges. We recognize networks and collaboration as the key to ongoing success of our program.
Community outreach – We are honored to serve as intellectual and moral leaders of the Boston, Massachusetts, US, and international communities. We seek to liaise with patients and advocates in the communities we serve to maintain equitable relationships that allow us to have educational and health-transformative impacts.
Discovery – We engage in broad research that unveils the complex factors that define human infection – pathogens, hosts, their interactions and environment – as well as improves the treatment of these infections by advancing diagnostics, therapeutics, and understanding of sociocultural determinants of health and disease.
Education – We model sustained efforts of scholarship, constant reflection, and reiteration, and contribute to the rich Harvard intellectual environment as educators and learners.
Clinical Care/Excellence – The care we deliver is patient centered, of the highest quality, and accountable. We advocate for our patients in all domains: medical, physical, psychological, social, legal. We respect patient autonomy.