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Welcome from the Program Director

Gregory Sawin, MD, MPHDear Future Family Physician:

We're in the midst of a health care revolution, and at Tufts University Family Medicine Residency Program, you'll get a front row seat. We're at an unprecedented time in history with the current economic and health care crisis, and crisis brings opportunity for change, and one of the major changes that law makers, economists and patients agree on is the need for a forward thinking primary care based health system. That's where we come in.

Tufts University Family Medicine Residency Program is a university affiliated community based program sponsored by Cambridge Health Alliance, the last fully public hospital institution in Massachusetts. Cambridge Health Alliance really GETS primary care rather than viewing it as a "feeder system for our specialists" like many health systems. The majority of physicians at CHA are primary care physicians and the infrastructure has been built to support it with state of the art electronic medical record systems, population management tools, robust translation services and a dedication to community as well as individuals' health.

Our residency program is one of the 14 family residency programs in the nation that is part of the P4 national demonstration project to lead the way in educational re-design to train the next generation of family physicians. Our program will not only give you excellent exposure to a first rate clinical education - we'll also equip you to be life long learners and teach you the tools of information mastery and help you develop executive skills needed to be leaders in your practice, clinics, communities and beyond.

Thanks for visiting our website, and please don't hesitate to contact me or any of our residents or faculty if you have any questions. I think you'll find that we're a passionate group of doctors that are excited by the challenges to lead a primary care revolution.

Gregory Sawin, MD, MPH