Living in Boston
Boston is a vibrant city that is full of history. From the Boston Tea Party to the Battle of Bunker Hill and the Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, our city has seen some of the pivotal times in our nation’s growth. Boston is the largest city in New England but it’s easy to quickly find your way around. Walking along the streets of Boston (we recommend a walk along the Freedom Trail) you can still visit many of the city’s famous landmarks.
Boston is also home to a wide number of universities and major health care institutions. In fact, the city has the nation’s highest concentration of colleges, with many alumni who stay after graduation to work and live in the city. Most of our residents currently live around the hospital in the Chinatown and South End neighborhoods and in the suburbs in Somerville and Assembly Square.
One of the things Boston is best known for is its sports teams and fanatical fans. The Celtics, Bruins, Patriots, and Red Sox all call Boston home. Here at Tufts we root for all of the local teams.
If sports aren’t your jam, you can also enjoy a variety of more laid back free-time activities including tasting your way through the variety of restaurants throughout Boston or attending a show (ballet, musical theater, and stand-up comedy!) around the corner from work.
At Tufts Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Residency, we are not only invested in our resident’s education and training but also their overall wellbeing. We recognize that medical training can often be demanding and stressful and our program places a lot of emphasis on fostering a healthy work-life balance for our residents. We offer a diverse range of activities and programs aimed at nurturing physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Daily lunch is provided by the program during the weekdays for our residents. Our residents also have access to dedicated therapists, psychiatrists and Primary Care Physicians at Tufts Medical Center with appointments available at short notice. Our hospital is located right across the street from the Chinatown YMCA where residents can enjoy a discounted rate for monthly gym memberships. There are also numerous resident run pick-up basketball and golf group chats.
Additionally, we organize numerous social events at local restaurants, sports events, and have picnics in the numerous green public spaces around Boston to create a sense of camaraderie and support among residents. These events are usually centered around our “switch days” to mark the end of a rotation block for the residents.
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We also share the Tufts Medical Center campus with several Tufts University science and professional schools, including Tufts University School of Medicine and residents get a variety of teaching opportunities with medical students because of this, including leading small group learning sessions, physical diagnosis teaching, and running morning reports.