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Contact Information:
Rachel Quaden
Harvard Medical School
Fellowship in General
Medicine and Primary Care
Beth Israel Deaconess
Medical Center
1309 Beacon Street CO-211
Brookline, MA 02446

Tel (617) 754-1434
Fax (617) 754-1440
Email: GIM Fellowship
Harvard Medical School
We are currently accepting applications for Fellowships to begin in July 2015, with a deadline of March 1, 2014.

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 250 fellows, who now work in prestigious institutions nationally and internationally. Funded by federal grants, private foundations, 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 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. The fellowship is currently led by Christina Wee, MD, MPH at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Jennifer Haas, MD, MSPH at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

As a graduate of our fellowship program, Dr. Wee is very well prepared for her new leadership role. She has been the PI of several funded R01s, and she recently received a K24 mentoring grant. She has also received major awards at HMS and SGIM for her research mentoring, and she was elected this year to the American Society for Clinical Investigation for her superb research accomplishments.

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 200 fellows, who now work in prestigious institutions nationally and internationally.


Program Goals
Star To provide Fellows with a solid background in clinical research methods and statistical analysis through the completion of a Masters in Public Health degree at the Harvard School of Public Health.
Star To teach Fellows the essentials of performing research in general internal medicine through collaboration with faculty members. With the help of a mentor, Fellows will take one or more research ideas from conception to publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
Star To prepare Fellows to become confident teachers and public speakers. During our Program, each Fellow participates in conferences and retreats to enhance their teaching strategies and presentation skills. Fellows are expected to present their research at regional and national academic meetings.
Star To ensure that our graduates are prepared for successful careers as clinician-investigators. More than 90% of our graduates have received an academic appointment following their fellowships.

Why choose Harvard?

There are many benefits to choosing the Harvard Medical School Fellowship in General Medicine and Primary Care.
  1. Fellows have the opportunity to collaborate between the six 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.
  2. The Program faculty includes outstanding mentors who are experienced in a variety of research areas.
  3. 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. For more information, please visit our Research Program page.
  4. The Harvard Catalyst Health Disparities Research Program increases the prominence and impact of research on health disparities at Harvard. The program supports Harvard-wide research on health disparities through research and methods seminars, personalized consultations, networking events, and transdisciplinary symposia. The program also provides training and mentorship opportunities for junior faculty, fellows, and students interested in health disparities research. The Health Disparities Research Program facilitates collaborations with local and national clinical and translational science centers and community partners. For more information visit http://catalyst.harvard.edu/programs/disparities/

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