Internal Medicine Residency Clinical Training

The BWH Internal Medicine Residency’s focus is on providing strong clinical training for our housestaff. It is characterized by a very high level of responsibility, engagement and autonomy in patient care, balanced with supervision and support from upper level residents, fellows and attendings. The training experience involves world-class leaders, innovative curriculum and patient diversity. And through resident leadership and monthly meetings, we are constantly striving to improve our program and innovate within the medical education space.

The core structure of the residency is providing Interns with principle responsibility for all aspects of patient care, and evolving into teachers and leaders in later years of residency. The Junior Residents take on the role of teachers and team managers and Senior Residents assume additional leadership roles as triage supervisors, off-site chief residents, with more time to focus on scholarly work matched to their individual career path.

Beyond this structure, the residency has a broad array of career pathways for residents. These include the Global Health Equity Pathway, the Science in Residency track, the Management Leadership Track and the Medicine-Genetics Track. All of these are tracks are open to all internal medicine residents.


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