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Contact Information:
Christine Boudreau
Harvard Medical School
Fellowship in General
Medicine and Primary Care
Beth Israel Deaconess
Medical Center
1309 Beacon Street CO-211
Brookline, MA 02446

Tel (617) 754-1434
Fax (617) 754-1440
Email: GIM Fellowship
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CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

Although the Program is primarily a research fellowship, each Fellow does provide care for general internal medicine patients, usually for one half day per week at a practice affiliated with their primary fellowship site. Fellows use this experience in the general internal medicine practices to increase their clinical skills and develop as teachers.

On this page you will find descriptions of some of the clinical sites offered. For more information about a specific site, please click on the name of the clinic.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Healthcare Associates
Fellows practice at Healthcare Associates (HCA), the clinical practice of the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care. Recognized as a leading site for innovation in patient care and teaching, HCA is unique among Boston academic primary care practices in its integration of services reflected in its model of providing patient-centered, care delivered by a multi-disciplinary team. These services include mental health services and the anticoagulation management service. More than 42,000 patients consider HCA their primary care site. These patients represent a rich demographic, cultural and linguistic mix and account for over 100,000 visits each year. Other clinical programs within the Division include Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist) Program, Palliative Care Programs, Clinical Ethics Programs, and the College Health Program.

Boston V.A. Health Care System

VA Outpatient Clinics
Fellows have several different inpatient and outpatient clinical experiences from which to choose including: urgent care, primary care continuity clinic, inpatient ward attending, inpatient medial consult service attending, and attending in the innovative Ambulatory Diagnostic and Treatment Clinic. Opportunities for moonlighting exist in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Phyllis Jen Center for Primary Care
(Previously Brigham Internal Medicine Associates) provides comprehensive adult medical care. The practice includes 30 faculty internists, as well as fellows and residents. The primary care physicians provide routine health screening as well as complex diagnostic work-ups and treatment. All services are available on site at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. When inpatient care is required, patients may be admitted to Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

The Cambridge Hospital

Cambridge Health Alliance
Cambridge Health Alliance is a nationally recognized, award-winning public health care system that serves the residents of Cambridge, Somerville and Boston's Metro-North region. It is comprised of The Cambridge Hospital, Somerville Hospital, Whidden Memorial Hospital, the Cambridge Public Health Department, more than 20 primary care practices and Network Health - a Medicaid health plan.

Department of Population Medicine

Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates
Many DPM clinicians and most fellows practice at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates (HVMA), a multi-specialty medical group practice that delivers comprehensive health and wellness services to a community of over 300,000 patients at 14 offices in and around Metropolitan Boston. HVMA, a major research partner of DPM, employs a fully electronic medical record (since 1969) available for epidemiologic, intervention, and health services research.

Massachusetts General Hospital

Fellows in the General Medicine Fellowship Program at MGH can choose to do their clinical work in one of several locations depending on their interests and opportunities at each center. Recent or current fellows have worked at the following sites:

MGH Medical Walk-In Unit
The Massachusetts General Hospital Medical Walk-In Unit provides quick and convenient urgent care for adults. With charges similar to those of physician's office, the Unit is an affordable alternative to the emergency room for patients who are unable to see their regular physician, are without a regular physician, or are visiting the Boston area. All patients are seen on a first-come, first-served basis with extremely urgent cases receiving priority attention.

MGH Charlestown HealthCare Center
The MGH Charlestown HealthCare Center offers comprehensive primary care for children, adolescents, adults and seniors from a convenient neighborhood location right in the heart of Charlestown.

MGH Chelsea HealthCare Center:
Massachusetts General Hospital’s Chelsea HealthCare Center, conveniently located in Chelsea, Massachusetts, provides personalized primary care for for children, adolescents, and adults and has specialists in obstetrics, gynecology, cardiology, neurology, hematology, oncology, geriatric medicine, rehabilitation medicine, occupational health, and mental health.

Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program:
Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program assures access to the highest quality of care for homeless men, women, and children in metropolitan Boston. Multidisciplinary teams at BHCHP deliver direct care services in over 78 sites, including a site located within MGH. Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program at MGH


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