BWH Residency Program in Primary Care and Population Medicine at Atrius Health and the Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute
The Primary Care Residency Program offers exceptional training in Primary Care and Population Health. This dynamic program provides a unique, supportive, individually tailored experience to train outstanding clinicians and leaders in primary care “plus,” where “plus” includes any and all domains that shape and influence the care we provide, including social justice and equity, health care policy and advocacy, health systems, practice reform, social sciences, reflective practice, and communication skills. Residents care for a diverse community of patients at Atrius Health, a non-profit multispecialty group practice nationally recognized for excellence in patient care, quality improvement, and the use of cutting-edge technology in care management.
The Program has several features that make it distinctive:
- Small Size
- Cohort Structure
- Unique Preceptor Model
- Practice in a highly integrated health delivery system
- Resident-led Curriculum
- Individually tailored training time
Please see Program Features / Curriculum for more information.
Our Partnering Institutions:
This program is based on a unique and innovative 20-year collaboration among four institutions:
- Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s Department of Medicine;
- Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (HPHC), a not-for-profit health plan nationally recognized as a leader in health care quality and noted for innovation in disease management and its diverse delivery models.
- The Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute (HPHCI) is committed to research in quality improvement, patient outcomes, and clinical practices, and has active collaborations with investigators at Harvard’s Medical School and School of Public Health, as well as HMS-affiliated hospitals.
- Atrius Health, a non-profit multispecialty group practice nationally recognized for excellence in patient care, quality improvement, and the use of cutting-edge technology in care management. As a major teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, Atrius Health has a long-standing mission in clinical education and scholarship focused on improving clinical practice and outcomes.
Each of our partnering organizations brings its expertise in clinical care, academic medicine, population health, and health systems and policy to our program, providing residents boundless opportunities for clinical education in general medicine and primary care, and for broader training in all the elements of population health.