Massachusetts General Hospital is the original and largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School.

Mass General is also the founder of the MGH Institute of Health Professions, an interprofessional graduate school of health sciences. Mass General’s constant desire to acquire, apply, and challenge knowledge and innovation is woven into the strong culture of lifelong learning, and is one reason why Mass General has consistently ranked as one of the top hospitals in the nation. Learners benefit from rigorous, top-notch training and faculty expertise, staff benefit from challenging one another to strive for excellence, and most importantly, patients benefit from the culture of excellence and world class education their healthcare providers receive.

Our Mission

Guided by the needs of our patients and their families, we aim to deliver the very best health care in a safe, compassionate environment; to advance that care through innovative research and education; and, to improve the health and well-being of the diverse communities we serve.

Teaching and education have been at the core of Mass General’s mission since its founding more than 200 years ago. The teaching mission aims to educate the next generation of healthcare professionals and ensure that the current health care workforce has the knowledge necessary to advance patient care. The profound impact of the hospital’s teaching mission can be seen in the care provided by our thousands of trainees, staff and alumni across the globe, and stretches even further when those exceptional caregivers work with and teach others.

Facts at a Glance

    • 25 Residency Programs
    • 134 Fellowship Programs
    • 25 Internship Programs
    • ~1,400 physician trainees per year
    • 150 Harvard Medical School students per year
    • 1,500 health professional students at the MGH Institute of Health Professions per year
    • > 2,800 nursing and health professional students on rotation per year
    • > 80 training relationships with schools and universities
    • ~10,000 Mass General clinical staff requiring continuing professional development

Leadership Team

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Executive Committee on Teaching and Education

The Executive Committee on Teaching and Education (ECOTE) is Mass General's central planning and policy-making body for education. Members of ECOTE represent and promote the needs of the educational mission, develop and implement education strategies, policies, and procedures, make recommendations on the allocation of resources for educational purposes, provide oversight of education programs, and encourage and promote academic efforts to study and disseminate research related to healthcare teaching and education. ECOTE hosts a biennial symposium, offers scholarships for educators, supports an educational research core, and provides other resources for Mass General educators to celebrate and advance the hospital’s education mission and delve into new teaching models and lifelong learning that transform care.

Learn more about ECOTE