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DynaMed (Dynamic Medical Information System)

DynaMed is a quick and easy-to-use medical reference system designed for use at the point of care. DynaMed contains clinically organized summaries of nearly 1,800 topics and is updated daily from review of the research literature. This means that the reference information is always up-to-date and does not require new editions. DynaMed is a useful resource in clinical, educational and research settings.


Executive Committee on Teaching and Education (ECOTE)

ECOTE oversees all institutional matters relating to the teaching mission of the MGH and, in con-junction with the Partners Education Committee, is the principal body charged with implementing educational policy for the Hospital. ECOTE also functions as the institution’s Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) for purposes of national and specialty accreditation of physician training programs, in conjunction with the Partners Education Committee (PEC)

ECOTE participates in responsible strategic planning for the educational mission of the MGH, congruent with both the clinical and research missions of the Hospital and the Partners-wide education enterprise, in conjunction with the PEC.

For more information: contact Georgi Bland


Harvard Catalyst / The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center

Harvard Catalyst | The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center is dedicated to improving human health by enabling collaboration and providing tools, training and technologies to clinical and translational investigators. Founded in May 2008, Harvard Catalyst is a shared enterprise of Harvard University, its ten schools and its eighteen Academic Healthcare Centers (AHC), as well as the Boston College School of Nursing, MIT, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and numerous community partners.

Harvard Catalyst is a member of the NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Consortium, and shares tools, technologies, and best practices with other consortium members locally (i.e., Boston University, Tufts University, University of Massachusetts Medical School) and nationally.

Harvard Catalyst resources are available to all Harvard faculty, regardless of their institutional affiliation or academic degree.

The resources of Harvard Catalyst fall into five broad categories:
   » Collaborative resources
   » Research resources
   » Education resources
   » Funding resources
   » The Research Navigators

Explore website to learn what Harvard Catalyst can do for you, or use the Pathfinder tool to orient yourself to the spectrum of translational research and the resources available at each stage.

Harvard Catalyst Advanced Curriculum Compendium
The Harvard Catalyst Advanced Curriculum Compendium (ACC) provides clinical investigators with opportunities for continuing education in clinical investigation beyond the introductory level.

Through a searchable online catalog, the Catalyst ACC offers educational opportunities to learn new methods or update existing clinical investigative skills. The compendium consists of lectures, seminars, and courses that target core competencies fundamental to successful clinical investigation.


Massachusetts General Physicians Organization (MGPO) Online


Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS)

MassMed Society

"Every Physician Matters, Each Patient Counts"

The physician members of the Massachusetts Medical Society share a common goal -- to make a difference in the lives of our patients and in the practice of medicine.


Partners Clinical Affairs

Partners Clinical Affairs - Overview Partners Clinical Affairs was created in 1999 to facilitate and provide a focal point for work taking place and evolving throughout Partners, specifically in how the entities and departments across the Partners System can work together to improve patient care and the collaborative relationship among Partners physicians.

The department has evolved with the organization in providing coordination, management or oversight in several key areas. They include:

»Developing and reporting on quality measures to support internal quality improvement and external reporting mandates.

»Educating and implementing concepts and tools underlying Patient Safety to improve the quality and delivery of care.

»Supporting and staffing Partners clinical programs that have come together to communicate, collaborate and implement best practices or other quality improvement programs.

»Communicating and promoting the partnerships and collaborations across Partners entities and departments (involving physicians,clinicians and support areas) involved in improvements in patient care.

»Providing educational opportunities and events for physicians and clinicians.


Physician Health Services, Inc.

Call 1.800.322.2303
Physician Health Services is a nonprofit corporation founded by the Massachusetts Medical Society. The program offers confidential consultation and support to physicians, residents and medical students facing health concerns related to alcoholism, substance abuse, behavioral or mental health issues, and physical illness. Since its founding 12 years ago, Physician Health Services has helped more than 2,000 physicians. Physician Health Services also provides a safe environment where physicians can talk with other physicians about the stress and demands of medicine.





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