Culture & Tradition

Founded in 1811 and admitting its first patients in 1821, Massachusetts General Hospital is the third-oldest hospital in the country, and the oldest and largest in New England. Throughout its 180 year history, MGH has been on the cutting-edge of healthcare.

Bulfinch, the original building, is now an architectural and historic landmark, and houses the Ether Dome, where ether was first used as general anesthesia. A few impressive achievements such as the first department of social service in any hospital in the world, the development of the first successful artificial skin, and the identification of genetic markers for Huntington’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, and neurofibromatosis have secured MGH’s leadership role in patient care, teaching and research.

And as a world-renowned hospital, MGH is consistently ranked in the top 10 by U.S. News & World Report. With a $200 million annual research budget and an affiliation with Harvard Medical School, we’re focusing on the future of innovative patient care with a personalized touch. A career with MGH means you’ll be part of a rich line of history, and an integral part of ensuring that our success continues. Come to Mass General, and take yourself as far as you want to go - and more.

The Culture

MGH has incredible opportunities waiting for you in an environment driven by inspiration and high expectations. It’s an atmosphere of both collaboration and personalization. A place on the cutting-edge of healthcare, utilizing only the most advanced technologies. An organization where mentoring and educational programs exist to further your growth.

Our main campus is an 820-bed facility treating more than 35,000 inpatients annually, with over 1 million visits from outpatient programs and numerous satellite health centers located in the Back Bay, North End, Charlestown, Chelsea and Revere. Our mission - to provide the highest quality care to individuals and the community, to advance care through excellence in biomedical research, and to educate future academic and practice leaders of the healthcare professions - is backed by the most dedicated and driven professionals in our industry.

We offer a fast-paced and challenging environment, where a commitment to the patient congregates all areas and divisions to provide a positive, supportive and inviting environment. At MGH, you’ll find that everyone plays a critical role in our ongoing success. And most of all, you’ll find a proud group of people just like you, dedicated to each and every person that walks through our door.

Our door is open to you as well.

Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Employer.