The PGY4 year is largely elective. Residents design their own individualized learning program or curriculum with the help of their training mentors.
- Continuity Clinic to continue with their outpatients initially evaluated and treated during PGY2 and PGY3 with three or more weekly hours of supervision (about 10-12 hours per week). During PGY4, residents have a greater ability to determine their individual caseload, but residents on average continue to see 25-30 patients, including 2-3 therapy cases.
- Wednesday Afternoon Didactics
- Clinical, research, and/or chief residency electives for 35 hours per week. This allows residents to use this year to pursue research interests under the mentorship of numerous clinical and/or basic science researchers at both MGH and McLean or at other sites. Residents may use this elective time to pursue other personal clinical interests in more depth. Additionally, there are 12 Chief Resident positions that blend clinical, teaching, administrative, and research training to support the core clinical rotations of PGY1 and PGY2. A Chief Residency Leadership Seminar with the Program Director complements this training opportunity.
Call: Once every 3-4 weeks at MGH. Moonlighting opportunities are available at both McLean and MGH
Vacation: 4 weeks vacation, scheduled at the discretion of the resident
Conferences: Residents are given time to attend conferences at the discretion of the resident and their supervisors
Electives (35 hours per week)
Longitudinal Outpatient Clinic (10 hours per week)
Wednesday Core Didactics (1/2 day per week)