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Our hospital-based teaching practice is located in the Shapiro Clinical Center on the BIDMC East Campus.  Over 50 clinician educator faculty practice alongside medical residents and serve as their preceptors.  Faculty have expertise in chronic disease management, HIV infection, women's health, minority health, addiction medicine, geriatrics, student health, and preventive medicine.  Physicians work closely with nurse practitioners, mental health therapists, and community resource specialists to provide multidisciplinary care.  Residents are preferentially assigned to a general medicine preceptor with similar interests.

Veterans Administration Clinic, West Roxbury

Located in West Roxbury (a neighborhood of Boston), this clinic site provides care for older, mostly male patients, with a variety of chronic medical problems.  Residents who have their primary continuity clinic at the VA often complement their experience by participating in a women's health elective.  It is accessible by automobile.

Veterans Administration Clinic, Jamaica Plain

Located in Jamaica Plain (a nearby neighborhood of Boston), this clinic site provides care for a similar population as the West Roxbury VA, along with patients who have hepatitis C infection and a history of substance abuse.  Residents who have their primary continuity clinic at the VA often complement their experience by participating in a women's health elective.  It is accessible by public transportation or automobile.

Bowdoin Street Community Health Center

Located in Dorchester (a nearby neighborhood of Boston), this clinic site provides care for a highly diverse patient population including many Cape Verdeans and focuses on chronic disease management using a patient-centered medical home model.  It is accessible by automobile.

Dimock Community Health Center

Located in Roxbury (a nearby neighborhood of Boston), this clinic site provides care for primarily African-American and Latino patients with a variety of chronic medical issues. It offers special services for addiction management and HIV infection.  It is accessible by public transportation or automobile.

Other Community-based Sites:

BIDMC Lexington Practice is a busy private practice affiliated with BIDMC that is located in Lexington, which is a suburb west of Boston. It is staffed by Dr. Peter Zurmoskis and other experienced preceptors. It is accessible by automobile.

Medical Care Center North is an affiliated practice located in Chelsea, which is a small city north of Boston. Approximately half of the patient population is Latino. It is accessible by automobile.

BIDHC Brookline Practice is an affiliated practice located near the hospital. It is staffed by Dr. Suzanne Gleysteen, who has a mainly women's health practice with a particular focus on eating disorders. It is accessible by public transportation.

BIDHC Boston Practice is in downtown Boston easily reached by public transportation. Residents work with Dr. David Savitz who has been in continuous primary care practice for more than 30 years. It is accessible by public transportation.

BID Needham Campus is a newly formed private practice affiliated with our Needham campus, which is located in a suburb southwest of Boston. It is accessible by automobile.

Special Interest Sites:

BIDMC Geriatrics is located at BIDMC.  Residents see patients along with faculty in their office-based practice.

Simmons Student Health Center is across the street from BIDMC.  It provides primary and urgent care to college students and staff.

Fenway Community Health Center and Sydney Borum Community Health Center (HIV Infection and LGBT Care; Adolescent Care) Residents interested in HIV medicine and the care of lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender and adolescent patients should apply to the separate HIV Primary Care Track. (HIV Primary Care Track)  It is accessible by walking. 
 
In addition, in recent years, we have arranged continuity practice experiences for residents with a focused interest in other areas, including obesity/nutrition, mind/body medicine, HIV medicine, prison medicine, and palliative care.

 

Contact Information

Residency Training Program
Internal Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
West Campus, Deaconess Building, Suite 306
One Deaconess Road
Boston, MA 02215
617-632-8273
617-632-8261
primarycare@bidmc.harvard.edu