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Letter from Tufts University

Office of the Dean for Public Health Professional Degree Programs

Dear Future Family Physician:

It is with pride and enthusiasm that we welcome you to the Tufts University Family Medicine Residency at Cambridge Health Alliance. We believe that our program represents the best of all worlds:

  • A solid, community-based hospital system - Cambridge Health Alliance
  • A world-class academic medical center - Tufts Medical Center
  • A medical school with a tradition of excellence for more than 100 years - Tufts University School of Medicine

Our community-based setting, only six miles north of the Tufts Medical Center campus, provides easy faculty and resident exchange and interaction, along with teleconferencing, to offer a fully integrated training program.

As one of our family medicine residents, you will train in a community family health center and hospital as well as at the Tufts Medical Center and the Boston Floating Hospital for Children. You will be given the opportunity to do a community medicine project and/or a research project and we urge you to take advantage of this opportunity. You also will serve as a role model for our Tufts University School of Medicine students during their family medicine clerkship. As a graduate of our program, you will be a complete family physician - an excellent clinician with experience in both teaching and clinical research.

Tufts University School of Medicine has a long history of training community-based physicians. The Tufts University Family Medicine Residency represents yet another major accomplishment in our goal both to train family physicians to practice in the community and to enhance the academic development of the discipline. We are committed to making our family medicine residency one of the nation's best programs and look forward to having you join us as we work together towards that end.

Harris A. Berman, MD
Dean; Chairman, Public Health and
Family Medicine

Randy Wertheimer, MD
Jaharis Family Chair
in Family Medicine