A BIT ABOUT US
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is a 999-bed medical center that sees 1.6 million patients annually. MGH has the largest hospital-based research enterprise in the United States, spanning more than 30 clinical departments and centers with an annual budget of over $850 million. MGH provides comprehensive primary care and medical specialty services to 200,000 adult and pediatric patients in 15 locations throughout Greater Boston including at 3 large community health centers in Chelsea, Revere, and Charlestown.
The Division of General Internal Medicine (DGIM) at Massachusetts General Hospital encompasses more than 400 general medicine physicians with world-renowned programs in teaching and training, research, clinical practice, hospital medicine, consultative medicine, global health, innovation and scholarship.
Situated within the MGH Department of Medicine, the Division of General Internal Medicine is home to more than 40 full-time investigators with an annual research budget of $14.5 million. DGIM investigators conduct research in clinical epidemiology, health services research, cost effectiveness analysis, implementation science, and health policy, focusing on important primary care research topics such as cancer prevention, substance use disorders, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, obesity, atrial fibrillation, and primary care delivery, particularly for vulnerable populations. A growing body of recent work has focused on the burden and consequences of COVID-19 in a range of high-risk populations. DGIM research faculty collaborate with the MGH Chelsea Health Center and Boston Health Care for the Homeless and also work with faculty at the MGH Mongan Institute, a multidisciplinary community of scientists and programs in population and health care delivery science dedicated to transforming health care and achieving health equity locally, nationally, and globally.
The DGIM is an integrated, coordinated group that works across clinical areas to develop innovative new programs addressing health care needs in clinics, hospitals, patients’ homes and the community. The Practice-Based Research and Quality Improvement Network (PBRQIN), a patient-centered research program dedicated to designing innovative ways to deliver preventive care and disease management, is one example of a DGIM research project that has affected systems throughout Mass General.
Our residency and fellowship programs develop sustainable career paths in academic primary care as well as community-based health centers and have become a model for academic engagement.