Since Lahey Hospital & Medical Center's inception, our clinicians have enthusiastically engaged in furthering medical education and clinical research in order to advance the practice of medicine, not only for Lahey patients but for all patients. Whether working in the laboratory setting or participating in clinical trials, they are helping to shape the new treatments that improve quality care for patients, both safely and effectively.
This goal is supported through Lahey’s Center for Professional Development & Simulation, a premier center for professional development, simulation-based training and educational research. At the Center, physicians, nurses, residents and other healthcare professionals can learn and practice a wide range of procedures and techniques in a simulated environment, enhancing their knowledge, skills and teamwork.
Because Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, hundreds of medical students, residents and fellows receive training at our facilities each year from our devoted clinician-teachers. And our physicians, in turn, keep learning, thanks to Lahey’s continuing medical education, or CME programs directed at keeping abreast of the latest medical knowledge. In this spirit of continual learning, Lahey clinicians have relied on guidance from the Medical Ethics Section to facilitate discussions of problematic clinical concerns like withholding and withdrawing treatment, and surrogate decision-making. This section, now more than 20 years old, seeks to resolve and negotiate conflicts between patients, families, friends and health care providers. Its Medical Ethics Lecture Series is open to Lahey colleagues and the public. Lahey’s Cattell Memorial Library is a clinical medical resource whose primary function is to support the research and educational needs of all Lahey Hospital & Medical Center employees. The library is located on the fourth floor of Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Burlington.