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Excellence in Education

We are helping to shape a new era in health care.

Scientific breakthroughs are advancing patient care at a rate unparalleled in the history of medicine.

Keeping our providers — who represent the brightest minds in health care — on the leading edge requires deep investment in their continued development and training. By nurturing their growth as caregivers, we ensure that they bring the latest techniques and approaches to transform the health of their patients.

With our powerful advantages in history, resources, expertise and leadership, Massachusetts General Hospital is uniquely positioned to model how investments in education can transform health care delivery.


We are the original teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School and founder of the MGH Institute of Health Professions, an interprofessional graduate school of health sciences.
For nearly a century, the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine has featured “Case Records of the Massachusetts General Hospital” as a global educational resource.
For two centuries, the Ether Dome — our original teaching amphitheater — has been widely regarded as the birthplace of modern surgery.
Dr. Ruderman in hallway with mask on

Transforming Today’s Doctors into Tomorrow’s Leaders

Thanks to a gift from Ruderman Family Foundation, a new program is transforming leadership development at Mass General.

Today’s physicians are the most well-trained in the history of medicine. Every medical school graduate possesses a vast and diverse skill set, an almost encyclopedic knowledge of the human body and a deep understanding of the technologies, therapies and techniques needed to care for patients. But these days, that’s not always enough. Modern medicine is increasingly a team effort, requiring specialists, nurses and technicians within a complicated health care system. To deliver the best care possible and meet the needs of patients, today’s physicians need to be more than care providers.

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We’re increasing diversity in medicine and research from grade school through graduate school and beyond.

Mass General has a long history of serving diverse communities and training learners from across the country and around the world.

Over the past several decades, we’ve developed programs that support and inspire young people from all backgrounds, giving them the tools to enter and thrive in scientific and medical careers.

Increasing diversity in the health sciences will benefit our students, our communities and the wider biomedical ecosystem. After all, a fully inclusive professional workforce will be best equipped to address the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Doctor speaking to residents

We’re dedicated to educating the next generation of health care trailblazers.

Our goal is for all patients to rest easy knowing their doctors have been carefully and methodically trained to bring the most up-to-date advances in science and care delivery directly to the bedside.

Imagine a future where …

  • Care teams regularly take time out of their busy clinical schedules to receive “just-in-time” training on the latest innovations in their fields.
  • Knowledge is strategically shared via a curated mix of classroom and online learning.
  • Focused practice drills are designed to support everyday clinical learning across the system.

Education is an investment in people helping others.

Mass General’s training and education programs keep our faculty and staff at the top of their fields — and prepare tomorrow’s researchers and caregivers for professional success. We’re proud to host the nation’s top-ranked postgraduate residency training program for medical students.

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Mass General clinicians rely on us to meet their continuing professional development needs.
Harvard Medical School students rotate through the hospital each year.
Nursing and health professional students rotate through the hospital annually.
Residents and clinical fellows train in our graduate medical education programs, and we routinely host visiting clinicians from across the globe.
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