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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC)

Posted: 10/26/17

The Division of General Medicine and Primary Care at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), a major teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is currently recruiting entry-level and mid-career faculty to join our Section for Research. Eileen Reynolds, M.D., our new Division Chief, views expanding our already-strong research program as one of her central goals. We hope that you might help us to identify potential candidates. The attached job description provides details about our research faculty positions.

Our Division has a long history of investigating significant and provocative topics within general internal medicine, primarily using health services research and clinical epidemiology techniques. Our Section for Research, which consists of 18 M.D. and Ph.D. investigators, conducts studies which have gained national recognition, focusing on such topics as aging, obesity, cardiovascular health, cancer and end-of-life care, shared decision making, integrative health, placebo studies, innovations in primary care, and hospital medicine. We also mentor fellows based at BIDMC who are participating in the Harvard-wide general medicine and integrative medicine fellowship programs. In expanding our research group, we plan to grow depth in our present lines of inquiry, and also welcome new investigations of topics relevant to general medicine. The Section for Research takes particular pride in our mentoring of fellows and junior faculty members; most senior faculty are recipients of individual awards for excellence in mentoring, and our Section has been recognized with Harvard Medical School’s Program Award for a Culture of Excellence in Mentoring.

The Division’s research physicians practice within three settings. Healthcare Associates (HCA), our academic general medicine outpatient practice, was founded in 1972, and provides care to over 40,000 ethnically and linguistically diverse patients with over 90,000 visits annually. HCA has been recognized as a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home, and has often served as the “laboratory” for designing innovations to improve patient care. Our academic Hospital Medicine practice (HMED) provides care to over 90% of internal medicine admissions at BIDMC, and also staffs 3 community hospitals. Our Palliative Care Section staffs both inpatient and outpatient consultation services that provide nearly 4000 consults annually across our healthcare system. Our patients and clinical colleagues make HCA, HMED, and Palliative Care exciting places to practice and supportive environments for conducting clinically-oriented research.

We hope that you will share the attached job description to potential candidates and post the description within your Division. Please apply by going to https://hmfphysicians.org/. Please enter 171454 in keyword search to locate the job posting, and apply. If you or your colleagues have any questions about these positions, we would be happy to answer them at emarcant@bidmc.harvard.edu, cwee@bidmc.harvard.edu, sherzig@bidmc.harvard.edu, or by phone at 617-754-1409

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