Why Choose BIDMC
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
BIDMC is one of the nation's preeminent academic medical centers. As an
institution, it is committed to excellence in clinical care, biomedical
research and education and to the health and wellness of our patients and
our communities. Each year U.S. News & World Report
ranks BIDMC as a "Best Hospital" in multiple specialties.
BIDMC's 1,250 full-time physicians constitute almost a quarter of Harvard
Medical School's faculty. As a training hospital, BIDMC is committed to
training the next generation of doctors and have raised medical education
to a higher level with a uniquely strong and deep program that attracts top
faculty and residents. Learning flourishes within the medical center's
hallways, as students learn from the best of the best in an open
environment that produces leaders of tomorrow.
BIDMC is also the official hospital of the Boston Red Sox, a partnership
that promotes BIDMC’s community outreach and provides joint sponsorship for
a youth scholarship program. BIDMC employees are eligible for $5,
first-come-first-serve tickets to Red Sox games as well as volunteer
opportunities at Red Sox-BIDMC sponsored community health events.
Department of Medicine
In the words of Department Chair Dr. Mark Zeidel, “We train residents and
fellows to provide the type of care they would want their families to have:
compassionate, comprehensive, high quality and cutting edge.” With 300
diverse trainees, the Department of Medicine supports the graduate medical
education of clinicians, teachers and investigators.
Led by an outstanding team of nationally prominent educators, the
department provides highly innovative and effective residency and
fellowship training programs, exceptional CME courses and teaching for
Harvard medical students. The department has over 400 full-time faculty
members. Among them are members of the National Academy of Sciences, the
Institute of Medicine, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the
American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and fellows of the American
Association for the Advancement of Science.
The department is highly regarded throughout Harvard Medical School for its
teaching, and its faculty has garnered more teaching awards in recent years
than any other department in the school. The department is proud to be part
of a hospital that values education and is home to the
Shapiro Institute for Medical Education
as well as the first fully-accredited hospital-based
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