MGH Psychiatry Consultation Service (4 months)
The Psychiatry Consultation Service at MGH represents the capstone rotation for residents, allowing them to serve as ambassadors for psychiatry to the rest of the hospital. Residents draw on their medicine, psychiatry, psychotherapy and group therapy knowledge to serve a diverse population of patients, helping to manage up to 20% of all patients receiving care at MGH. The consultation-liaison service is a robust inpatient service where residents see patients throughout the hospital who have psychiatric issues complicating their medical or surgical care. Residents also have the opportunity to rotate on sub-specialty CL services, including the Psycho-oncology and Burns and Trauma Services. During the rotation, residents see new consults 3 days per week, with one day protected for their outpatient clinic and another day protected for didactics.
McLean Addictions Partial Program (2 months)
Residents spend 1 day per week working in two partial hospital programs at McLean that serve the military and law enforcement populations, and specialize in the treatment of substance use disorders. Residents co-lead treatment groups including specialized therapy approaches such as Group Drug Counseling, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Mentalization-Based Treatment.
Nashua Street Jail Rotation (2 months)
Residents spend 1 day per week working in the Nashua Street Jail in a rotation designed to give residents the opportunity to care for mentally ill patients in a correctional setting. They learn about the unique needs and challenges of this population, and become skilled at performing psychiatric assessments and implementing treatment plans for patients who are detained in the jail.
MGH Community and Public Psychiatry Rotation (4 months)
This rotation provides residents with further exposure to outpatient work in Community settings and includes both longitudinal and integrated care components. Residents evaluate and treat patients at one of two community mental health clinics and interface with members of an interdisciplinary team.
Didactics Seminars and Psychopharmacology Conferences
Required core didactic seminars and psychopharmacology conferences round out the curriculum.
- Didactic Seminars are held on Wednesday afternoons. Residents attend a series of seminars designed to build upon their basic knowledge, adding breadth and depth to their understanding of mental illness and its treatment. Topics include Community and Sociocultural Psychiatry, Child Psychiatry, Psychoanalytic Theory and Practice, Group therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Couples Therapy and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy.
- Required teaching exercises in clinical psychopharmacology take place every Tuesday mornings at both MGH and McLean sites.
Call: In addition to periodically scheduled senior call at MGH, there are also internal moonlighting options are available at both MGH and McLean.
Vacation: 4 weeks vacation and 1 week of conference time, scheduled at the discretion of the resident
Longitudinal Outpatient Clinic (~25 hours/per wk)
Neuromodulation (1 day/wk)
Longitudinal Community Clinic (1/2 day per week)
Elective Time (1/2 day per week)
Wednesday Core Didactics (1/2 day per week)