Internal Medicine Residency
The principal strength of the Massachusetts General Hospital residency training program is the significant time devoted to direct inpatient and outpatient care in a manner which promotes both meaningful responsibility and appropriate supervision. Resident education is based on experiential learning with supervised autonomy—allowing space for learners to think and grow but with a supportive structure for teaching and patient safety. Our unique team-based educational model promotes peer learning and teaching, which is fundamental to resident education. On inpatient services, residents rotate through general medicine, cardiology, oncology, intensive care units, the Emergency Department, and consultative electives. Outpatient education is provided through ambulatory care rotations, ambulatory subspecialty electives, and a continuity clinic.
Experience gained from patient care in both the inpatient and outpatient settings is complemented by a wide variety of conferences which range from formal didactic lectures to case-based interactive discussions. Residents can choose from numerous electives which provide time for residents to pursue interests across medical subspecialties. Residents may also take research electives and self-designed rotations. A wide spectrum of scholarly work is conducted every year by Mass General residents; projects include basic and clinical research, medical education, social justice and equity, and quality and safety. Residents may also choose to participate in a global health or health policy concentrations and domestic or international health experiences are supported. Countless opportunities for scholarly work are available at Mass General and throughout the rest of the Harvard community.
The program consists of two inpatient teaching services and three intensive care units.
Residents present at national meetings and publish research while working with mentors.