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The Center for Education

The Center for Education designs, coordinates and supports a broad range of instructional programs throughout Atrius Health. The Center serves as a headquarters for the conceptualization and implementation of multiple courses, rotations, lectures and webinars, all of which foster the organization's academic mission. The Center also supports the broader strategic goals of Atrius Health, through our primary care foundation focus, team-based treatment philosophy, efficient utilization of resources, thoughtful external partnerships, innovative technology and an underlying dedication to a positive experience for our patients.

The Center for Education places a special emphasis on the personal growth of physicians and other health care professionals. Programs and initiatives include academic mentoring, clinical coaching, improved work-life balance, facilitated continuing education accreditation, and a diverse range of opportunities for teaching.

Goals of the Center for Education include:

  • Enhancing the health and enrichment of our providers
  • Creating a stronger medical workforce for the future
  • Promoting the generation and dissemination of knowledge through medical research, conferences, publications, and other initiatives

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    Our education leadership and administrative teams coordinate the teaching activities around students, residents and fellows, for all of our services lines, as well as continuing education programming for Atrius Health clinicians.

    Our Associate Director of Medical Education is Amy N. Ship, MA, MD, FACP, an internist at our Kenmore practice, and Program Director of our jointly sponsored Residency Program in Primary Care and Population Medicine with the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute.

    Our Assistant Director of Medical Education is Karen D. Wood, MD, an internist at our Copley practice. Dr. Wood has worked to expand and enhance our medical student programs with Tufts University School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School, and has served as the Associate Clerkship Director for the Primary Care Clerkship for Atrius Health at Harvard Medical School since 2009.

    To reach us for educational collaborations, please email