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Graduate Medical Education

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a flagship teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, is known for its exemplary patient care, conducting "leading edge" clinical and basic science research, and supporting outstanding educational programs.

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In 1996 Daniel C. Tosteson, MD, then Dean of Harvard Medical School, and Mitchell T. Rabkin, MD, then President of Beth Israel Hospital, cofounded the Carl J. Shapiro Institute for Education and Research. Dedicated to innovation in medical education, the Institute provides intellectual leadership, state-of-the-art facilities, faculty and staff resources to support the education and training of medical students, residents, fellows, and other trainees.

The mission of the Carl J. Shapiro Institute for Education and Research at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is to support, promote, and develop innovative programs and models for the dual activities of teaching and conducting research at academic medical centers.

On a broader scale, the Institute fosters the mission of academic medical centers around the country and throughout the world via its continuing medical education courses and fellowship offerings, Millennium Conferences, and its education research programs. 

For a full list of programs we offer click HERE

About the Institute

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Medical Education: A Welcoming, Respectful and Inclusive Environment

We are deeply proud of our long legacy of providing extraordinary care for all, regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic level, sexual identity, sexual orientation, gender or age. Our staff, nurses, physicians, researchers and trainees personify this legacy by bringing unique expertise, perspectives, experiences, beliefs and values. This is what makes BIDMC the world-class academic medical center it is today.

BIDMC is committed to recruiting and nurturing a diverse community of interns, residents and fellows. As a trainee, you can expect:

  • A vibrant environment with some of the world’s most accomplished physicians and researchers

  • Diverse faculty from countries around the world who are passionate about teaching

  • Innovative educational tools and the most up-to-date medical technologies

  • A workplace that welcomes all cultures, languages and lifestyles

BIDMC’s Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (CDEI) provides all our physician trainees personalized support for career development, in addition to outstanding clinical training, to ensure they get everything they need as they begin to shape the future of medicine.

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