Learn about the Faculty of the Internal Medicine Residency Program

Our Faculty

The Department of Medicine Internal Medicine Residency Program provides educational opportunities for residents that draw from the expertise of hundreds of active clinicians, physician-scientists and investigators. The firm system, our clinician educator service and the leadership of our chief residents provide residents with an educational support system that encourages them to seek mentorship and pursue educational opportunities to best enhance their own time in training. Faculty with a formal programmatic role in the residency program appear below.

The strength of the program draws from the significant diversity of interests and activities of both residents and faculty. We bring our unique perspectives together with the common goal of making residency at Mass General an enjoyable, enriching and educational experience.


Associate Program Directors

Internship Selection Committee

Core Educator Faculty

The Core Educator Faculty serve the Internal Medicine Residency Program in the Department of Medicine through supervising, educating, and supporting house staff and medical students on the inpatient teaching services at Massachusetts General Hospital. They are national leaders in innovative medical and clinical education and their collective expertise across a wide range of fields in academic medicine allows the group to meet the challenges of teaching internal medicine to diverse learners in the fast pace of the inpatient wards.

During their non-clinical time, our core educators teach in other educational venues, lead scholarly projects, advance research in medical education, and develop novel curricula. Many of the core educators have major administrative roles in medical education locally at Harvard Medical School and the Mass General Internal Medicine Residency Program, as well as in national organizations.

Along with their role as Core Educator Faculty, the core educators work closely with the residency program director and associate program directors as part of the advising structure for residents around educational goal setting, career planning and scholarship.

Firm & Chief Resident Systems

Chief Residents
Chief Residents
The Massachusetts General Hospital firm system was created to enhance the quality of clinical teaching and build a mentoring relationship within the Internal Medicine Residency Program. Chief Residents act in a leadership role and are graduates of the program, acting as guides and mentors for current residents.

Chief Residents

Our chief residents are graduates of the Massachusetts General Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program and are selected from the ranks of our program graduates to return to the residency program to serve in a leadership capacity. Four chief residents serve the program simultaneously and typically postpone a year of postgraduate or fellowship training or clinical practice to complete their year-long tenure. Three chief residents primarily serve to support the categorical component of the program. An ambulatory chief resident focuses on outpatient training and the Primary Care Program.

The Firm System

The Massachusetts General Hospital firm system was established almost 25 years ago to enhance the quality of clinical teaching and build mentoring relationships between medical students, house officers and senior faculty. Now one of the major mentoring systems, the system is named for former Mass General Chiefs of Medicine: James Howard Means, Walter Bauer and James Jackson. Firm activities include teaching rounds, conferences and one-on-one career guidance. The firm system provides continuity in teaching by clinician-educators committed to bedside teaching.

The firm system allows senior faculty members to maintain a mentoring relationship with residents over the entire time that they are at Mass General and beyond. They help advise on career development, write letters of recommendation and are part of the support structure in of the program, attending all social events and retreats.