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Letter from the Chief of Family Medicine

Randy Wertheimer, MDCambridge Health Alliance is pleased to join with Tufts University School of Medicine to offer a Family Medicine Residency Program. The residency program is based at the new state-of-the-art family health center in Malden, MA, minutes from Cambridge Health Alliance's three hospital campuses and downtown Boston.

Cambridge Health Alliance and Tufts University share the belief that Family Medicine training requires a strong community experience. To achieve this, residents will work primarily at the new Malden center and the neighboring Whidden Memorial Hospital campus, a regional community hospital in Everett, MA, approximately two miles away. Additional limited tertiary rotations will occur at Tufts Medical Center and other sites.

Cambridge Health Alliance has a strong academic mission and a faculty that is passionate about teaching. Tufts University School of Medicine, through its Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, has sponsored accredited Family Medicine Residency programs since 1991, and has a track record of success.

During the residency, emphasis will be on evidence-based medicine, healthcare quality, and chronic disease management. Residents will work within an experienced provider team and will have access to specialty programs and learning opportunities in asthma, diabetes, obesity, and depression.

Residents will also benefit from a strong academic environment that is committed to community-based medicine and culturally competent care. At Cambridge Health Alliance, nearly 40% of primary care providers are fluent in a language other than English. Its multilingual interpreters are available 24-hours at all clinical sites. And, its volunteer health advisor program received the 2005 Nova Award for community service from the American Hospital Association.

Thank you for visiting our website. Cambridge Health Alliance looks forward to bringing new talent into its regional healthcare system and to helping you achieve your career goals.

Randy Wertheimer, MD
Chief of Family Medicine
Cambridge Health Alliance