Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training
McLean Hospital is a leader in world-class psychiatry training. We are proud to be home to two of the foremost psychiatry residency training programs in the country.
- Adult Psychiatry Residency Training
- Child and Adolescent Residency Training
- Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency Training
MGH/McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program
For over 200 years, McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital have shared faculty, trainees, and collaborative research endeavors. Using the extensive resources of both hospitals, the Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program has been designed to prepare resident physicians for the practice of psychiatry in the 21st century.
At the core of each resident’s education is a rich clinical experience, diagnosing and treating a broad range of patients, along a continuum of care and within a variety of treatment settings. Residents learn the various roles of the modern psychiatrist—primary clinician, consultant, team leader, and therapist—with direct and skilled supervision by world leaders in psychiatry. Clinical work and intensive supervision are complemented by a comprehensive curriculum of didactic seminars, rounds, and case conferences.
The Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program, led by program director Scott R. Beach, MD, offers residents unsurpassed training opportunities. Each trainee can select among a vast selection of core rotations to meet individualized needs and interests.
Though the program encourages elective opportunities in all years of training, there is an unusually broad range of opportunities for the PGY-4 year, when all residents design their own curriculum. Rotations include community psychiatry, global psychiatry, law and psychiatry, clinical research, mind-body medicine, medical education, and psychodynamic psychotherapy.
How to Apply
Comprehensive information about the MGH/McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program, including the application process, may be found on their website.
MGH/McLean Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program
The Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program offers two years of specialized training in providing comprehensive care for children, adolescents, and their families.
The program is designed to foster the development of well-rounded, competent child and adolescent psychiatrists. Training in individual therapy, psychotherapy, group and family therapy, crisis intervention, pharmacotherapy, and cognitive and behavioral therapies is provided through direct clinical experience supported by supervision, theoretical and evidence-based seminars, and demonstrations by instructors and skilled clinical practitioners and administrators.
The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program, led by David H. Rubin, MD, is based on the philosophy that no single conceptual framework is sufficient to understand human behavior. Residents are taught to approach patients and their families from a developmental perspective using five clinical orientations, challenging them to understand clinical issues and to attempt formulations that integrate conceptual models.
Ample elective time is provided to encourage exploration and acquisition of skills in specific subspecialties. Residents participate in a structured core clinical and educational experience, with rotations throughout MGH, McLean, Boston Juvenile Court Clinic, and the local public school systems.
How to Apply
More information and the application process for the MGH/McLean Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program may be found on the MGH website.
MGH/McLean Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency Program
The PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency Program offers a variety of learning experiences in psychiatric pharmacy at two practice sites, McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital.
The mission of this residency program is to educate and refine the pharmacy resident’s skills in clinical pharmacy practice and patient care. This is achieved through various learning experiences, such as providing patient care in a variety of psychiatric settings, precepting pharmacy students and interns, clinical research, education of other disciplines, and committee involvement.
The training program aims to help pharmacy residents develop their clinical skills to practice autonomously as an integral member of the health care team in a professional, ethical, and competent manner.
The purpose of this PGY2 residency program is to provide residents the opportunity to build upon their Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency experience to become clinical pharmacists in a specialized area of practice.
Pharmacy residents have the chance to practice independently by conceptualizing and integrating their previously accumulated experience and knowledge into direct patient care. Upon completion of this program, pharmacy residents will be well-prepared for clinical pharmacy practice and patient care, academia, or other specialized positions, in addition to board certification in psychiatric pharmacy.
How to Apply
More information and the application process for the MGH/McLean Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency Program may be found on the MGH website.
Psychiatry Residency Alumni Association
The goal of the McLean Hospital Psychiatry Residency Alumni Association is to reconnect alumni as a professional community, create a national referral network, support residency training initiatives, and provide updates about the hospital’s clinical, research, and educational programs.
The McLean Alumni Committee, composed of McLean professional staff volunteers, oversees the management of the psychiatry alumni database, production of an annual newsletter, and planning for an annual alumni event at a major professional convention or meeting site.
If you would like to represent your residency class in organizational activities of the McLean Psychiatry Alumni Association, please contact us. Volunteers will be asked for no more than five hours of service per year.
Several alumni members have already volunteered as class representatives:
- 1954 Francis de Marneffe, MD
- 1963 Guido Belsasso, MD
- 1964 John Spillane, MD
- 1965 Theodore Dreir, MD
- 1970 Michael Sperber, MD
- 1977 Harrison G. (Skip) Pope, MD, MPH
- 1978 Steven Varga-Golovesenko, MD
- 1979 Richard Altesman, MD
- 1983 James I. Hudson, MD, ScD, SM
- 1994 Justin Richardson, MD
- 1998 Michael Murphy, MD
- 2003 Matthew Bernstein, MD
- 2004 Rebecca Brendel, MD
- 2006 Lois Choi-Kain, MD, MEd
To update your personal information on file, please contact the Psychiatry Residency Alumni Association.