Mass General Institute of Health Professions

Mass General Institute of Health Professions

Innovative graduate-level opportunities for students to learn and work alongside expert practitioners at Mass General in a variety of hospital, clinical and community settings

Currently, more than 850 full-and part-time students are enrolled both online and on site at our state-of-the-art teaching facility on Charlestown's historic waterfront. 

About Research

Learn more about the extensive research enterprise at Massachusetts General Hospital, and see how our investigators are working to push the boundaries of science and medicine.


Massachusetts General Hospital is home to the largest hospital-based research enterprise in the U.S., with an annual budget of over $928 million in 2018.

Mass General ranks 1st among independent hospitals in the amount of annual funding received from NIH, and it ranks 8th among all institutions.

Research at Mass General takes place in 30 departments, centers and institutes across the hospital. The Department of Medicine has the largest research portfolio at 21% of the total. We also have significant research programs taking place in our Thematic Research Center (13%), the Mass General Cancer Center (11%), Neurology (11%), Radiology 10%), Surgery (6%) and Psychiatry (6%), as well as many others.

The research community includes more than 8,500 people and covers 1.2M square feet of research space in Boston, Cambridge and Charlestown. We have 2,000 principal investigators and there are 1,500 postdoctoral fellows and 700 graduate students training in research at Mass General at any given time. Over one-third of the 3,000 physicians at Mass General are also conducting research.

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