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From the Program Director

Dear Future Family Medicine Physician:
Caitlin D'AgataYou have chosen to be a physician at such a vital time in our country. There have been amazing achievements in healthcare that have not reached everyone equally. We must take the opportunity to address severe inequities that have gone on too long and provide excellent care to our patients and community. There is a 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 in Massachusetts. Cambridge Health Alliance really GETS primary care. The majority of physicians at CHA are primary care physicians and the infrastructure has been built to support it with an electronic medical record system, team based care, population management tools, robust translation services and a dedication to community as well as individuals' health.

Our residency program was a P4 program and our current areas of focus are reproductive healthcare, health equity and outpatient clinical medicine. 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.

Caitlin D’Agata, MD

From the CHA Chief of Family Medicine


Laura Sullivan, MDThank you for considering Cambridge Health Alliance for your Family Medicine Residency training. CHA is committed to providing evidence-based quality care to our communities, particularly vulnerable populations. In fact, our system is based on excellent patient centered primary care. All of our primary care sites have been awarded level 3 National Committee of Quality Assurance Patient Centered Medical Home designation.

Family Medicine has a strong presence at Cambridge Health Alliance, and makes up approximately 50% of our primary care physicians. Each team member is counted on to help achieve excellent care and to support continuous improvement. We are thrilled you are looking to join our integrated system and look forward to working with you!

Laura Sullivan, MD
CHA Chief of Family Medicine

From the TUSM Jaharis Chair of Family Medicine

Tufts University School of Medicine is pleased to collaborate with Cambridge Health Alliance to offer one of the nation’s finest Family Medicine Residency Programs. The residency program is based at CHA's state-of-the-art Family Medicine center in Malden, MA. Malden is the most diverse city in Massachusetts and is minutes from CHA's hospital campuses and downtown Boston.

Tufts University and Cambridge Health Alliance share the belief that Family Medicine training requires a strong community experience. To achieve this, residents enjoy inpatient training at the neighboring Everett Hospital. Additional tertiary rotations occur at Tufts Medical Center and other Greater Boston sites.

At the Tufts Family Medicine Residency at CHA, the curriculum is the clinic and the emphasis is on combining patient-centeredness with information mastery. Residents work as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing the highest levels of patient care, advocating for their patients and their community.

Residents 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.

Residents enjoy the fruits of a robust collaboration between Tufts University School of Medicine and Cambridge Health Alliance. Medical School Faculty are very involved in teaching the residents while both the residents and the Residency Faculty are very involved in teaching medical students.

Tufts and CHA are proud to have faculty that are passionate about both teaching and offering cutting edge models of primary care, joining with a community and residents that are committed to social justice and excellence in primary care.

Wayne Altman, MD, FAAFP
Jaharis Chair of Family Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine

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