Besides very traditional types of training experiences, our residency offers a progressive curriculum, offering residents extraordinary training in non-traditional but increasingly important curricular areas that are essential to be a well-trained family physician prepared for the future. Always looking to benefit from our ideal location in suburban Boston, we have also affiliated with three Boston-based academic organizations considered national leaders in their respective fields: the Tufts Managed Care Institute, the Mind/Body Medical Institute of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, and the New England School of Acupuncture. All Tufts residents directly benefit from these affiliations through these organizations' faculty teaching either in Boston or at the Malden Family Medicine site.
Tufts Health Care Institute, Boston
Besides our longitudinal practice management curriculum throughout the three years of residency, all Tufts third year residents spend a full week at the Tufts Managed Care and Tufts Health Plan, one of the largest HMO's in the country.
The Tufts Health Care Institute, located in Boston, is an independent, not-for-profit educational organization established in 1995 as a collaborative venture of Tufts University School of Medicine and Tufts Health Plan. THCI is the first venture of its kind between a medical school and health maintenance organization (HMO)/independent practice association (IPA)-model. The Institute draws upon the knowledge and expertise of both the outstanding faculty affiliated with one of the nation's top medical schools, and the exemplary physicians who participate in one of the most highly rated HMOs in the United States. THCI has a comprehensive mission of:
- providing managed care education to healthcare professionals and organizations and other interested parties, and
- integrating managed care principles into the full continuum of physician training from medical school and residency into private practice.
Mind-Body Medical Institute of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston
The Tufts University Family Medicine Residency is the first residency to make this training part of the regular residency curriculum; all Tufts second year residents attend as part of our Behavioral Medicine training.
Incorporated in 1988, the Institute evolved from Dr. Herbert Benson's pioneering work in mind/body medicine at Harvard Medical School and its teaching hospitals. The Institute seeks to expand the role of mind/body medicine in traditional medical practice. To fulfill its mission, the Mind/Body Medical Institute:
- Conducts basic and clinical research to further the understanding of the scientific bases of mind/body medicine including the role of belief.
- Develops new clinical programs based on its research.
- Quantifies the costs and benefits of mind/body interactions.
- Teaches medical and other health care students and trains post-doctoral fellows.
- Trains health care professionals, educators, and clergy to integrate mind/body interactions into their work.
- Disseminates the results of its findings through medical and general publications, lectures, symposia, and education programs.
New England School of Acupuncture