The Newton Wellesley Hospital is a community teaching hospital serving the western suburban communities; primarily Newton, Needham, Wellesley, and Weston.
It includes acute care beds designated for house staff responsibility, coronary and intensive care units with direct and remote monitoring capability, a modern surgical suite, automated clinical laboratory facilities, technologically advanced facilities in radiology, including an on site MRI unit, and a comprehensive medical library and teaching facilities.
An extensive teaching program is directed toward all levels of professional education including second, third, and fourth year students, interns, and residents.
Tufts medical students take third year required clerkships in medicine, surgery, and psychiatry. In addition to students taking fourth year elective clerkships in medicine, surgery, emergency medicine, and radiology, subspecialties are offered in dermatology, hematology, infectious disease, neurology, nephrology, oncology, pulmonary, and rheumatology. There are regular staff conferences, grand rounds, and specialty rounds.
The hospital offers two internship programs in medicine. One is an unmodified medical internship and the other is composed of eight months of medicine and four months of surgery. A traditional Internal Medicine training program also exists as well as a combined five year Internal Medicine/Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation program, carried out in conjunction with Tufts Medical Center.
Residents in infectious diseases, in neurology, in physical medicine and rehabilitation, in general surgery, and in orthopaedic surgery complete rotations in the hospital as part of programs at the Tufts Medical Center.