We have nearly 2,500 residents and fellows in 300 programs, benefiting from an outstanding faculty and staff, a diverse group of local and international patients, and state-of-the art facilities and technology. Mass General Brigham trains physicians in nearly all specialties and sub-specialties where they receive unique and rich educational experiences.
Education is a core mission of Mass General Brigham. The Mass General Brigham academic medical centers, specialty hospitals, community hospitals, and health centers provide outstanding resources for those considering training here.
Mass General Brigham confirms its commitment to selecting trainees based on merit – without regard to DACA status.
As we begin recruiting trainees after discontinuation of the DACA program was announced, we are reaching out to affirm our commitment to selecting trainees based on merit – without regard to DACA status – across all GME programs and with the strongest endorsement from leadership across all Mass General Brigham teaching hospitals.
Please know that if a DACA candidate accepts a position within or outside the match – but cannot matriculate or continue in a program without a work authorization – the institutions will do everything possible to help. Depending on the circumstance, this may include:
We understand that living in Boston is expensive. Our hospitals (Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Mass Eye and Ear, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and McLean Hospital) want to provide financial assistance to residents with significant financial challenges who might not otherwise be able to train here.
Cash stipends (in addition to standard PGY-level salary) will be provided to physicians-in-training who match to our residency programs in 2023 and meet any of the criteria below and affirm that they have significant ongoing financial need.
The total stipend amount of $30,000 will be distributed in 3 installments of $10,000 at the beginning of each academic year (typically in the July paycheck) for the first 3 years of the residency program. Every effort will be made to bring resources to the incoming qualifying trainees in time to assist with moving expenses, often (depending on circumstances) in May or early June.
For additional questions, please contact Jean Tammaro in the Mass General Brigham GME Office.
Below is a list of participating residency programs whose names are listed as they are in the national matching program listing:
Some fellowships receive industry support to help offset the cost of the fellowship program. Under new Federal law, the Physician Payments Sunshine Act (“Sunshine”), companies are required to report any direct and indirect payments and transfers of value to physicians and teaching hospitals.
A number of clinical fellowship programs at Mass General Brigham hospitals receive industry funding to help off-set costs associated with the program. This type of funding helps the hospitals within the Mass General Brigham System to provide the highest quality training opportunities for fellows. Mass General Brigham has implemented policies to ensure that a fellow’s training experience is designed exclusively by physician educators and not inappropriately influenced by industry support. For instance, all industry support to a clinical fellowship program is vetted by the Mass General Brigham Education Review Board (“ERB”), which requires that each industry-supported program have at least two industry supporters and that the support be directed to the departmental program, not the individual trainee. For more information about these policies, please contact the Office of Interaction with Industry.
Under Federal law, the Physician Payments Sunshine Act (“Sunshine”), companies are required to report any direct and indirect payments and transfers of value to physicians and teaching hospitals. Any industry support provided to a fellowship program will likely be reported on a publicly-accessible website by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in two ways. First, the payment will be reported as a direct payment from the company to the hospital. In addition, under the “indirect payments” provision of Sunshine, we anticipate that industry will likely report these funds as indirect payments from the company to any physicians or fellows participating in the program. Our expectation is that companies may report these indirect payments divided among the total number of fellows in each program. Therefore, if you participate in a fellowship that receives or intends to receive industry support, you should anticipate that it is likely you will be reported as having received an indirect payment from the companies supporting your fellowship—even though industry payments are made to your teaching institution and not to you directly. If you are in a fellowship that intends to receive industry support, but is unable to secure such funding, you will not be reported to CMS as receiving an indirect payment from the company.
For indirect payments, companies must provide specific information to CMS, including the physician’s name and NPI number. Since the companies are required to provide this information under Sunshine, Mass General Brigham has to provide companies with the names and NPI numbers of fellows in industry-supported fellowship programs. However, before providing this information to the companies, we verify that the companies will not share or use such information for the purposes of sales and/or marketing.
If you have any questions about the Sunshine Act and how it could affect you, please contact the Program Director of the fellowship to which you are applying, or contact the Office for Interactions with Industry.
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