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Harvard Medical School
Fellowship in General
Medicine and Primary Care
Mass General Hospital
100 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114

Tel (617) 643-9433
Email: GIM Fellowship
Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital
100 Cambridge Street, 16th floor
Boston, MA 02114

The Massachusetts General Hospital General Medicine Fellowship site is located in downtown Boston at 100 Cambridge Street, two blocks from the main hospital campus, and within walking distance of public transportation and the hospital shuttle service to the Longwood Medical Area. Investigators in the Division of General Internal Medicine focus on common clinical problems faced in primary care, public health, and global health. Our research is informed by a population perspective and awareness of the role of patients and healthcare systems in achieving health goals. The various content areas are linked by a common set of methodological tools. These include epidemiologic study design, advanced biostatistical analysis, decision science, econometrics, and behavioral psychology, among others. Investigators in the Division have been quick to incorporate the electronic medical record as well as genomic advances in their work and we have made notable progress to engage MGH’s many primary care practices and community health centers in a research network. We have an increasing emphasis on implementation of research findings into clinical care. We believe the Division’s research efforts are particularly well-suited for the scientific needs of healthcare in the immediate future, with its increasing emphasis on personalized medicine, shared decision-making, efficient population health management, comparative effectiveness of medical interventions, and global engagement. In addition, faculty and fellows in General Medicine have the opportunity to collaborate with investigators in the Mongan Institute linking investigators across the Department of Medicine who focus their work on population and health care sciences, and health policy.

Examples of ongoing productive research programs in the Division include:

  1. Quality assessment and improvement in networked MGH primary care practices (Steven Atlas)
  2. Healthcare for the homeless (Travis Baggett)
  3. HIV: cost-effectiveness strategies in both resource-rich and resource-limited settings (Kenneth Freedberg)
  4. Diabetes, obesity, and metabolic syndrome especially focused on genetic influences (James Meigs)
  5. Tobacco treatment and tobacco control policy, including the impact of e-cigarettes (Nancy Rigotti, Gina Kruse, Sara Kalkhoran)
  6. Engaging patients in shared medical decision-making (Karen Sepucha and Michael Barry)
  7. Stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF), including screening for AF (Daniel Singer)
  8. Strategies to address obesity including lifestyle modification and promoting healthy food choices (Anne Thorndike)
  9. Understanding and ameliorating disparities in breast cancer screening and outcome (Katrina Armstrong)
  10. Interventions to improve the quality of antibiotic prescribing in the management of patients with acute respiratory tract infections (Joshua Metlay)

Fellows will generally pursue research projects led by Division research faculty. A few examples from recent Fellows' research include:
To learn more about our faculty, click here.

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