Internal Medicine Residency

Learn about our nationally recognized program

About the Internal Medicine Residency Program

Whatever your internal medicine career goal, find the clinical education and professional support to help you get there at Mount Auburn Hospital, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School (HMS). Learn from and build relationships with our attending physicians, use our flexible elective time to focus on your interests, and as a clinical fellow in medicine at HMS take advantage of Harvard resources to pursue research and other scholarly activities.

Our Internal Medicine Residency Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Our Categorical Programs

Get the experience, training and knowledge you need to become a board-certified doctor of Internal Medicine or pursue medical subspecialties in the three-year categorical program. Residents from our categorical program go on to train in fellowship programs or practice medicine as a hospitalist or primary care physicians. As a member of the Categorical Program, you may choose a pathway that best fits your career interests and goals.

You’ll work with your faculty advisor to customize your residency experience to meet your career goals, whether that’s working in primary care, becoming a hospitalist, or pursuing a competitive subspecialty fellowship. Learn more about the attention, instruction and guidance you’ll receive through our rigorous training pathways.

  • If your goal is to become a primary care provider (PCP), you’ll benefit from the special training experiences available through our Primary Care Pathway.
  • Get the experience and support you need to be a competitive candidate for subspecialty fellowship programs through our Fellowship Pathway.
  • Take advantage of our Hospitalist Pathway to get the training and experience to enter this quickly growing and popular field of medicine.
Experience in Providing Comprehensive Patient Care

As a resident at Mount Auburn Hospital, you benefit from the opportunity to provide comprehensive care. You will hone your critical thinking skills as you care for patients in a holistic manner at the onset of their symptoms in the hospital or the primary care offices. After diagnosis, you will have the support needed to continue to care for your patients, prescribing and providing excellent care and working with our many exceptional Primary Care, Internal Medicine subspecialists, non-Medicine specialists and other support services.

Preliminary Program

Gain a solid foundation for specialty training during the one-year preliminary program. You’ll benefit from the same postgraduate year one (PGY-1) learning experiences as the interns in the categorical program, with one exception—as a preliminary student, you won’t be assigned a continuity clinic.

Residents from our preliminary program go on to train in non-internal medicine specialties such as anesthesiology, dermatology, neurology, radiation oncology, radiology and physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Tailor Your Training

Get the educational experience that fits your career goals with a categorical program that offers ample, flexible elective time. You’ll have the freedom to spend nine of your 36 months of residency pursuing your passions — whether that’s conducting research or completing rotations in specific specialties. Spend your elective time at Mount Auburn, expand to another Harvard Medical School affiliate, or spend a month or two at another national or international training site.

Learn from the Best

At Mount Auburn Hospital, you’ll work directly with fully trained attending physicians — all of whom have teaching appointments at Harvard Medical School and a strong commitment to educating the next generation of physicians and healthcare leaders. They’ll guide you through rotations, support your scholarly activity and act as mentors and career advisors.

Learn more about our leadership and faculty and hear from our program director and chair.

Be a Scholar

Dive deeper into a specific area of interest and get valuable experience for your curriculum vita during your scholarly project. You’ll create a proposal, conduct research (with access to all the resources available at Harvard University) and showcase your findings at medical grand rounds. You’re also encouraged to submit your project for publication or presentation. Examples of scholarly projects conducted by past residents include:

  • Case presentation
  • Clinical or basic science research project
  • De novo literature review or book chapter
  • Quality or system improvement initiative
Compensation and Benefits

Your compensation package at Mount Auburn Hospital includes a competitive salary and benefits, as well as access to many opportunities at Harvard Medical School. Explore our benefits packages.

Enjoy Life in Boston

Discover what it’s like to live in Cambridge. You’ll love our location in Cambridge, Massachusetts, just across the Charles River from Boston proper.

Get Started

Visit the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) to apply for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Mount Auburn Hospital.