The mission of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Division of General Internal Medicine (BWH/DGM) Primary Care Program is to train outstanding primary care clinicians and to foster the next generation of leaders in general internal medicine.
Our mission encompasses these guiding principles:
Our Mission Statement was revised in 2019 through a resident-led collaborative process. We seek to promote resident engagement and collaboration in all facets of our program.
Our primary care program is a close-knit family within the larger community of the BWH internal medicine residency. Our residents hail from medical schools across the US and go on to pursue exceptionally diverse career pathways after training.
Hallmarks of our program include: diverse clinic sites where residents assume primary ownership of a patient panel; a graduated curriculum that progresses from foundational to advanced topics with each year of training; and wrap-around mentorship to support personal and professional growth
Over thirty faculty members in the Division of General Medicine serve as the program’s core educators; they are among the most highly regarded clinicians and teachers in the Department of Medicine and at Harvard Medical School. Our faculty reflect a wide spectrum of interests including clinical primary care, health services research, community health, public policy and public health, advocacy, medical education, and health care administration. They include nationally-recognized leaders in all of these domains. Our Division has particular areas of research expertise in health care inequities and disparities, access to care, clinical innovation, health policy and economics, and patient safety.
Many of our graduates practice general medicine while also cultivating an additional area of clinical or extra-clinical expertise. They practice in highly diverse settings throughout the U.S. and internationally including community health centers, private practices, innovative healthcare organizations, academic medical centers and government-affiliated systems such as the Veterans Administration and the Indian Health Service. Many pursue academic pathways as clinician-educators, clinician-innovators or clinician-investigators. Others have taken on major leadership roles in academia, government, and public health. Still others have spearheaded novel initiatives aimed at transforming healthcare delivery or have played important roles in setting state and federal health policy. We proudly maintain an active alumni network and our alumni are routinely involved in mentoring and advising our current residents.
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