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Internal Medicine Residency – Primary Care

Brigham and Women’s Hospital launched the first internal medicine primary care residency training program in the country in 1970, beginning a longstanding tradition of excellence in generalist training that thrives to this day.

The institution's commitment to primary care training is evidenced by the fact that the Department of Medicine proudly offers two distinct training programs for applicants interested in primary care careers: one affiliated with the Division of General Medicine (DGM), and one affiliated with Atrius Health and Harvard Medical School's Department of Population Medicine Harvard Medical School's Department of Population Medicine (AH/DPM). Both programs share a common goal: to train leaders in general internal medicine.

Our vision of primary care is broad and encompasses the many interests and talents of our faculty and residents, including clinical practice, education, health services, research, community service, health care policy and administration. We invite you to read more about our primary care programs at the links above.


For over a century, a leader in patient care, medical education and research, with expertise in virtually every specialty of medicine and surgery.

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