About the Program
The goal of our program is to develop each resident's judgment and skills to provide the highest quality medical care. We train residents as academic internists and provide the foundation for the practice of internal medicine or for subsequent clinical and research training in medical subspecialties. Residents are exposed to a wide array of patients in various inpatient and outpatient settings, including different units within the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, West Roxbury Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and numerous continuity practice sites.
Clinical teaching is a focus at BIDMC and is comprised of formal and informal daily rounds and noontime conferences. This teaching provides the basis of an organized curriculum for all medical interns and residents at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Our house officers hold academic appointments as Clinical Fellows at Harvard Medical School, and together with staff physicians, are called upon to supervise and instruct medical students. As a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a primary site for teaching medical students at all levels.