Based in Boston, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a flagship teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. The center was formed in 1996, the result of a merger between Beth Israel Hospital and New England Deaconess Hospital. BIDMC consistently ranks within the top four recipients of biomedical research funding among independent teaching hospital, and its research funding totals about $200 million annually.
Researchers at BIDMC run more than 850 active sponsored projects and 200 clinical trials. The nation’s oldest clinical research laboratory, the Harvard-Thorndike General Clinical Research Center, has been located on the site since 1973. BIDMC also has some of the most competitive residency and fellowship programs in the country, and it is part of the Boston MedFlight consortium.Websiteupdated February 15, 2012