The Center for Education serves as Atrius Health’s headquarters for education, coordinating a broad range of instructional programs and supporting the clinicians who teach in them. The Center oversees an array of courses and rotations for fellows, residents, medical students, nursing students, APCs as well as students of pharmacology, physical therapy, and others.
Educating the next generation of clinicians has been a central component of Atrius Health’s mission since its inception. For clinicians who are interested in either beginning or continuing as an educator, the Center for Education offer diverse opportunities and support.
There are opportunities for ongoing, longitudinal teaching in your clinical setting in courses we lead for both Harvard Medical School and Tufts University School of Medicine, as well as opportunities to present lectures, lead workshops, or contribute to bedside teaching at our affiliated hospitals. Atrius Health aspires to allow those who teach the time to do so well and has created a system to make sure that all clinicians who teach have adequate time during their schedules.
The Center for Education places a special emphasis on the personal growth of all our healthcare professionals. Programs and initiatives include a robust and growing set of clinical conferences, webinars and symposia, available to all clinicians. The Center also coordinates faculty appointments for clinicians at Harvard Medical School and Tufts University School of Medicine. Senior faculty are available to mentor clinicians in the educational work and career.
In all the work we do, the Center supports the broader strategic goals of Atrius Health including our primary care focus, team-based treatment philosophy, efficient utilization of resources, thoughtful external partnerships, innovative technology and our foundational dedication to a positive experience for our patients.
Atrius Health has partnered with the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham & Women’s Hospital to host a Residency Program in Primary Care and Population Health for over 30 years. The Residency Program has a unique structure; residents who match into it complete their inpatient training at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and join Atrius Health practices – under the supervision of a physician “preceptor” – to learn outpatient care. The Program is highly competitive, and its graduates have achieved diverse national leadership roles in education, innovation, and public service including Surgeon General of the United States, Vivek Murthy, MD.
Dr. Amy Ship serves as the Director of Medical Education at Atrius Health. In this role, she oversees the education of both the Residency Program in Primary Care and Population Health (this should be a hyperlink to the Program’s website), and from the Department of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess, Boston. Dr. Ship also supports education across all Atrius practices, mentoring those who teach, supervising the teaching programs offered to clinicians, and coordinating academic faculty appointments. Dr. Karen Wood is the Assistant Director of Medical Education and oversees the education of medical students from Harvard Medical School and Tufts University School of Medicine in seven courses, in internal medicine, pediatrics, and obstetrics/gynecology. Dr. Sarah Post coordinates the monthly education conference series, and curates the Optum Health educational offerings for Atrius Health clinicians.