Founded in 1811, 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.
Mass General for Children (MGfC) offers both advanced pediatric generalist and subspecialty care to its inpatients. Through a large network of community pediatricians and community hospitals (see below), MGfC is a tertiary referral center for children across the region, and has a 21 bed Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; a busy 14-bed mixed medical and surgical Pediatric Intensive Care Unit; and a Level 1 Pediatric Emergency Department caring for over 16,000 patients a year.
Med-Peds residents rotate through all of these departments in addition to the pediatric inpatient service.
Newton-Wellesley Hospital is 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.