Maine Medical Center, a 650-bed non-profit hospital, is the largest medical center and teaching hospital in northern New England. When it opened as Maine General Hospital in 1874, Maine Medical Center was the first general hospital in the state, and has remained a focal point for the development of healthcare in Maine. Today the institution continues to serve as a community hospital for the Greater Portland area, as the largest source of tertiary care in northern New England, as a center for health research and education for healthcare professionals.
Our institution has a long and rich history of medical education. As a single-hospital sponsor, MMC supports over 200 residents and fellows in 11 residencies and 8 fellowships approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Department of Medicine fellowships include cardiology, nephrology, pulmonary and critical care, and infectious disease. Maine Medical Center has created a new medical school with Tufts University School of Medicine , providing clinical teaching for their medical students. Students from Tufts and across the country who choose our acting internship and our subspecialty elective rotations are present throughout the year, enhancing our academic environment.