Jessica Faiz, MD
Residency at Boston Medical Center
Research Interests: Jessica is interested in promoting physician workforce diversity and racial equity, with a focus on patient-centered outcomes and patient satisfaction in the emergency department.
Career Interests: Jessica is interested in leading academic institutions and healthcare organizations in promoting racial equity in medical education, policy-making, clinical decision-making, and hiring strategies. While continuing to practice emergency medicine clinically, Jessica hopes to focus on research on and mitigating barriers to health amongst racially and ethnically diverse patient populations.
Biography: Dr. Jessica Faiz graduated from Brown University where she received her B.S. in Human Biology. In 2012, she went on to work as a New York public school teaching assistant in the South Bronx, where she developed a passion for promoting diversity and social justice. Jessica received her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, where she founded a pipeline program to recruit high school students to medicine and the sciences. She was accepted into the emergency medicine residency program at Boston Medical Center in 2017 where she continued her training in a mission driven and safety-net hospital. During her residency, she served as the chair of the Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion committee and on the national stage, chaired the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association. In 2020, Jessica was elected Chief Resident and earned the honor of being selected as the Massachusetts College of Emergency Physicians’ Resident of the Year in 2021. As an NCSP Scholar, Jessica will collaborate and complete clinical requirements with the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs hospital.