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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
We are currently accepting applications for July 2020

The Harvard Medical School Fellowship in General Medicine and Primary Care offers 2-year academic fellowships to prepare talented physicians for careers in academic medicine. Since the program began in 1979, we have trained over 250 fellows, who now work in prestigious institutions nationally and internationally. Funded by federal grants, private foundations, and participating clinical institutions, the Program offers each Fellow an appointment at Harvard Medical School and one of its affiliated hospitals or departments. All fellows qualifying for acceptance to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health pursue a rigorous curriculum that can lead to a Master of Public Health or Master of Science degree. Each Fellow is expected to design, conduct, present, and publish several original investigative projects that lay the foundation for future careers as leaders in general medicine and research. The fellowship is currently led by Christina Wee, M.D., M.P.H. at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Jennifer Haas, M.D., M.Sc. at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Program Goals
Star To provide Fellows with a solid background in clinical research methods and statistical analysis through the completion of a Master of Public Health degree at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Star To teach Fellows the essentials of performing research in general internal medicine through collaboration with faculty members. With the help of a mentor, Fellows will take one or more research ideas from conception to publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Below is a sample of papers published by recent fellows:

Frank JW, Hong CS, Subramanian SV, Wang EA. Neighborhood incarceration rate and asthma prevalence in New York City: a multilevel approach. Am J Public Health. 2013; 103(5):e38-44.

Mafi JN, McCarthy EP, Davis RB, Landon BE. Worsening trends in the management and treatment of back pain. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Sep 23; 173(17):1573-81.Erratum in: JAMA Intern Med. 2015; 175(5):869.

Edwards ST, Bitton A, Hong J, Landon BE. Patient-centered medical home initiatives expanded in 2009-13: providers, patients, and payment incentives increased. Health Aff (Millwood). 2014; 33(10):1823-31.

Marrast LM, Zallman L, Woolhandler S, Bor DH, McCormick D. Minority physicians' role in the care of underserved patients: diversifying the physician workforce may be key in addressing health disparities.JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(2):289-91.

Berkowitz SA, Meigs JB, DeWalt D, et al. Material need insecurities, control of diabetes mellitus, and use of health care resources: results of the Measuring Economic Insecurity in Diabetes study. JAMA Intern Med. 2015; 175(2):257-65.

Larochelle MR, Zhang F, Ross-Degnan D, Wharam JF. Rates of opioid dispensing and overdose after introduction of abuse-deterrent extended-release oxycodone and withdrawal of propoxyphene. JAMA Intern Med. 2015; 175(6):978-87.

For a full list of fellowship alumni publications, http://www.hms.harvard.edu/HFDFP/Home/Alumni
Star To prepare Fellows to become confident teachers and public speakers. During our Program, each Fellow participates in conferences and retreats to enhance their teaching strategies and presentation skills. Fellows are expected to present their research at regional and national academic meetings.
Star To ensure that our graduates are prepared for successful careers as clinician-investigators. More than 90% of our graduates have received an academic appointment following their fellowships.

Why choose Harvard?

There are many benefits to choosing the Harvard Medical School Fellowship in General Medicine and Primary Care.
  1. Fellows have the opportunity to collaborate between the six different Harvard-affiliated medical institutions listed below. For more information about the programs at each site, please click on the name of the individual site.
  2. The Program faculty includes outstanding mentors who are experienced in a variety of research areas.
  3. Boston, Cambridge and the surrounding neighborhoods provide a plethora of diverse study populations including primary care clinics, community health centers and health maintenance organizations. Also, each site has access to numerous research databases. For more information, please visit our Research Program page.
  4. The Harvard Catalyst Health Disparities Research Program increases the prominence and impact of research on health disparities at Harvard. The program supports Harvard-wide research on health disparities through research and methods seminars, personalized consultations, networking events, and transdisciplinary symposia. The program also provides training and mentorship opportunities for junior faculty, fellows, and students interested in health disparities research. The Health Disparities Research Program facilitates collaborations with local and national clinical and translational science centers and community partners. For more information visit http://catalyst.harvard.edu/programs/disparities/

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