HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL FELLOWSHIP
GENERAL MEDICINE AND PRIMARY CARE
ABOUT OUR FELLOWSHIP
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 300 fellows, who now work in prestigious institutions nationally and internationally. Funded by a federal grant 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.
WHY CHOOSE HARVARD?
Fellows have the opportunity to collaborate between the 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.
The Program faculty includes outstanding mentors who are experienced in a variety of research areas.
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.
TOBACCO RESEARCH AND TREATMENT CENTER AT MGH
The mission of the Tobacco Research and Treatment Center is to reduce the toll of tobacco-related disease by (1) identifying innovative tobacco cessation treatments, (2) promoting the delivery of effective tobacco cessation treatment in the health care delivery system and (3) evaluating the impact of tobacco control public policies.
INSTITUTION FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH AT CHA
ICH is a nonprofit consulting organization that provides participatory evaluation, applied research, assessment, planning, and data services.
ICH helps healthcare institutions, government agencies, and community-based organizations improve their services and maximize program impact.
OPEN NOTES INITIATIVE AT BIDMC
OpenNotes is a philanthropically supported initiative focused on improving patient care through increased transparency, specifically focused on sharing clinical notes with patients. Our research suggests that providing ready access to notes can empower patients, families, and care partners to feel more in control of their healthcare decisions, and improve the quality and safety of care.
Natural Experiments at DPM
DPM has been a leader in studying major natural experiments in the United States, including through the 2010-2020 Natural EXperiments for Translation in Diabetes (NEXT-D1 and NEXT-D2) studies. DPM investigators have conducted groundbreaking research demonstrating that high-deductible health plans are associated with adverse health outcomes among vulnerable diabetes patients.