Special Events and Support
Primary Care Interest Group and Social Events
A primary care interest group has been established which meets monthly at the home of a faculty member. Each gathering focuses on a particular aspect of primary care, ranging from career development to innovative models of care to counseling patients on nutrition. These are informal gatherings designed to enhance collegiality amongst faculty and housestaff and promote career development. In addition, quarterly social events are scheduled by the Chief Medical Resident. These include theatre outings, hiking and fishing trips, and holiday celebrations.
Society of General Internal Medicine Meetings
Primary Care Track residents are strongly encouraged to attend the regional and national general medicine meetings and present a clinical vignette or research abstract. BIDMC residents have won numerous awards in recent years.
Mentorship and Career Counseling
Primary Care Track residents are matched early in their training with a primary care faculty member based upon their interests. The mentor will meet with them regularly throughout the course of their residency training and provide professional guidance and support, as well as career counseling.