What We Do
At Dana-Farber, the Office of Workforce Development's programs provide pathways to careers in health care, along with intensive and comprehensive, educational, employment, and mentoring experiences. In collaboration with other Dana-Farber departments, the Office of Workforce Development provides professional growth opportunities for youth and adults, with the intention of ensuring a future health care workforce of well-prepared, highly-skilled candidates who are reflective of the diversity in our changing communities.
Why We Do It
Our nation is experiencing a long-standing shortage of health care professionals, and the gap is projected to be even larger in the coming decade. It is estimated that in 2020, there will be a shortage of over 20,000 physicians, 28,000 nurse practitioners, and 2 million allied health workers. Dana-Farber's Office of Workforce Development works to ensure that youth and adults from underserved and underrepresented Boston neighborhoods have the access, skills, and resources necessary to pursue a health care career.