Founded in 1811, the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is the third oldest general hospital in the United States and the largest teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. It has grown from a small hospital on the banks of the Charles River to a 907-bed hospital, admitting more than 47,000 inpatients per year and servicing 1.5 million outpatient visits in its outpatient clinics. It is the only hospital nationally to hold concurrent Level 1 verification for adult and pediatric trauma and burn care.
In addition to the superb clinical care it provides its patients, MGH conducts the largest hospital-based research program in the country, with an annual research budget of approximately $500 million, and it is consistently ranked among the nation’s top five hospitals by U.S. News and World Report.
Patients often travel across the world seeking specialty care at MGH, but the hospital has a strong legacy of caring for the underserved in Boston. MGH is the third largest provider of care to the uninsured in Massachusetts.
Med-Peds residents do all of their Internal Medicine rotations at MGH.
The MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) offers both advanced pediatric generalist and subspecialty care to its inpatients. Through a large network of community pediatricians and community hospitals (see below), the MGHfC is a tertiary referral center for children across the region, and has a Level 1 NICU, PICU and Pediatric Emergency Department. Med-Peds residents rotate through all of these departments in addition to the pediatric inpatient service.
A 240-bed hospital serving the communities of Newton, Wellesley, Waltham, and the surrounding suburbs. MGHfC provides subspecialist services for the pediatric unit at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and med-peds residents rotate here on the general pediatric wards as interns and then as supervisory residents.
The hospital of the Cambridge Health Alliance, a unique community model that incorporates public health, clinical care, academics, and research. Med-peds residents rotate through the Cambridge Hospital Emergency Department as pediatric interns.
Located in the historic Back Bay neighborhood of Boston, the MGH Back Bay Health Center is a family-centered Medicine-Pediatrics clinic. The clinic site has a rich history, founded in 1927 as the Boston Evening Clinic to serve the city’s service workers who could only attend appointments in the evenings. Mass. General assumed operations of the clinic in 1998 and the clinic continues to serve patients who work and live in the Back Bay, and has broadened to welcome patients from all over greater Boston, with a significant population of underserved patients. The faculty of the clinic includes five med-peds attendings and one family practitioner, and the site is home to five med-peds residents for their continuity clinic. MGH Back Bay has a particular interest in quality improvement, and has a range of ongoing practice improvement projects, which residents will experience. The clinic often pilots primary care innovations for the rest of the MGH community.
Everett is an evolving community, having traditionally been made up of a large Italian population which has diversified immensely over the last decades to include large Central and South American populations, and more recently, growing Moroccan and Haitian populations. Residents working at MGH Everett Family Care are incorporated into the office’s team model which groups physicians with nurses and medical assistants to work together to care for their patients. There are seven med-peds physicians, two family physicians, one physician’s assistant, one nurse practitioner. Five residents have continuity clinic at Everett.
MGH – Revere HealthCare is located in a state of the art facility in the working class community of Revere. Primary care services include adult, pediatric, adolescent and prenatal care; the health center also offers a host of subspecialty services. Revere’s population is notable for successive waves of immigration. Irish, Italian, and Eastern Europeans initially settled in the area in the early 20th century. Now, Revere attracts new arrivals from Cambodia, Latin America, and increasingly from Africa. MGH – Revere HealthCare is home for the program’s first Med-Peds Family Unit which has four Med-Peds attending physicians and trains seven Med-Peds residents in family-centered care. The residents learn to work in a multidisciplinary team with other physicians, nurses, and mental health/social service. The clinic also has interpreters in several languages and has child development specialists that see each child during well-child checks.