Centers of Expertise
Providing quality health care in an ever-changing world requires excellent clinical skills and leadership in many other areas relating to health and health care delivery. At Partners, it is a central part of our mission to train the next generation of outstanding clinicians, while also leveraging the expertise within our institutions to train the next generation of healthcare leaders.
Physicians who train at Partners not only become excellent clinicians, but many also become leaders in medicine and health care with influence throughout the world. Some examples of world-renown physicians who have graduated from Partners’ residency programs include:
- Paul Farmer, who completed his internal medicine residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and is known for his work treating and advocating for the world’s poorest populations with Partners in Health
- Atul Gawande, who completed his surgical residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and is known for his leading work in surgical patient safety
- Michael Brown and Joseph Goldstein, who completed their residencies at Massachusetts General Hospital, and are known for jointly winning the 1985 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, as well as their research on cholesterol metabolism
- Francisco Cigarroa, who completed his surgical residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, and now serves as Chancellor of The University of Texas System.
Partners "Centers of Expertise" were established to help ensure that every resident and fellow reaches his or her greatest potential in service to society. The centers focus on areas of health care that are relevant to all specialties but aren't emphasized in traditional graduate medical education programs.
The Centers of Expertise (COEs) are:
- Quality and Safety
- Global Health and Humanitarian Medicine
- Health Policy
- Health care Administration
- Medical Education
The Centers invite residents to explore these areas and, for those with a deeper interest, the Centers provide opportunities for meaningful, in-depth experiences.
The COEs are led by experts in the respective area from both Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. They plan programming, grant opportunities, and various activities for individuals or groups to support the trainees’ interests.
Center of Expertise offerings are open to all Partners residents and clinical fellows. In addition, opportunities for funding to support research, travel, or conference registration are posted on the COE web pages.
Find out more about Partners HealthCare Graduate Medical Education’s COEs.
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