Tufts Family Medicine Residency
Program Director: Gregory Sawin, MD
The main residency teaching site for Family Medicine at Tufts is located at Cambridge Health Alliance in Malden, MA. Tufts University has a well-respected university and medical school, and Boston is a city known throughout the world for its teaching hospitals and quality of life. Residents benefit from carefully selected regular rotations at our tertiary partner Tufts Medical Center in Boston and enjoy an intensive longitudinal experience at the Family Medicine Center in the diverse city of Malden.
Tufts University Family Medicine Residency was one of 14 sites chosen via a national competition to participate in a program to transform Family Medicine and create new models of residency training known as P4 (Preparing the Personal Physician for Practice).
Tufts Residency Affiliates
Program Director: Joseph Gravel, MD
As a teaching affiliate of Tufts University Department of Family Medicine, The Greater Lawrence Family Health Center (GLFHC) and its Family Medicine Residency provides healthcare, social services and health education to an average of 42,000 patients a year. The busy community health center network and adjacent single-residency community teaching hospital has always been an innovative and progressive place, starting in 1994 as the nation’s first accredited Community Health Center-sponsored family medicine residency. The residency is not just in Lawrence—it is an integral part of Lawrence, and Lawrence is an integral part of the residency. The residency’s goal is to train the best primary care physicians in the world and for the world.
Program Director: Deborah Erlich, MD
New in 2014, Carney Family Medicine Residency, an affiliate of Tufts University School of Medicine, will be an exemplary program inspiring family physicians who care for and care about urban underserved communities. As a member of Steward Health Care, the largest fully integrated community care organization in New England, Carney Family Medicine Residency enjoys the benefit of being part of an innovative health care system and an affiliation with a world-class medical school. Located in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Carney cares for patients from vibrant, diverse communities and is proud of a staff that is culturally rich and linguistically diverse. The Family Medicine Center, serving as patients’ medical home and residents’ educational home, is located right on the hospital campus, offering integration and convenience for patients and for staff alike. The talented faculty love teaching and believe in educational excellence; the program director uses her formal training in medical education to develop a learner-centered educational experience for each individual resident. With a strong record of scholarly activity, including peer-reviewed publications, national presentations and local teaching, Carney Family Medicine faculty physicians are passionate about evidence-based education grounded in the teaching literature.
Program Director: Alison Samitt, MD
The Maine Medical Center recently affiliated with Tufts University to create Maine’s first allopathic medical school. The Maine Medical Center will serve as a primary teaching site for Tufts “Maine track” students, with family medicine residents and faculty providing teaching throughout the four-year medical school curriculum in addition to their residency program. The Maine Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program evolved from the oldest General Practice residency in Maine. Continuing a tradition of medical education begun in 1874, Maine Medical Center converted its residency program in General Practice to a three-year program in Family Medicine in 1973. At that time the program's Family Practice Center opened its doors and has been serving the healthcare needs of Portland's East End neighborhood ever since. The residency is devoted to providing a superior educational experience for Family Medicine residents and students as well as comprehensive, high quality healthcare to patients, families, and our community.