Welcome to MGH / McLean!

We are a vibrant learning community with a strong commitment to providing quality patient care, expanding our knowledge through research and innovation, teaching and life long learning and serving our local community.

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An integrated program across two historic campuses

With training shared across the two historic campuses in downtown Boston and nearby Belmont, residents have access to unparalleled resources in a general hospital and a free-standing psychiatric hospital.

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A culture of career mentorship

Faculty of the MGH/McLean program, themselves leaders in psychiatry, thrive on fostering the careers of the residents. Pictured, from left: Scott Rauch MD, Chair, Partners Psychiatry and Mental Health and President of McLean Hospital; Felicia Smith MD, Director of Residency Training; and Jerrold Rosenbaum MD, Chief of Psychiatry at MGH.

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Building friends and colleagues for a lifetime

Current residents favorite thing about the program? Each other. It’s a common theme, and one that promotes a rewarding experience, both at work and at play.

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Fostering Research and Mentorship

Whether it’s studying the basic neuroscience of memory and emotion, testing a novel therapeutic intervention, or getting involved in mental health policy, our program is designed to help each resident navigate the system to find their future career niche, including a program tailored specifically for the psychiatrist neuroscientist.

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Resident Perspectives


David Beckmann, PGY3

The PGY-3 year is a time to delve into outpatient psychiatry,...

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John Teal, PGY4

The flexibility in the PGY-4 has been essential in helping me further...

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Latest Residency News:


Today is National Depression Screeing Day

For the first time, McLean will partner with the organization Screening for Mental Health Inc. to get the word out about National Depression Screening Day, Oct. 9.

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A New Clue into the Genetic Contribution to Addiction

A gene essential for normal brain development, and linked to autism spectrum disorders, also plays a critical role in addiction-related behaviors, according Christopher Cowan, Ph.D. director of the Integrated Neurobiology Laboratory McLean Hospital.

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New Program for Residents Interested in Medical Education

The new Clinical Education Program provides additional training for residents interested in educating future clinicians.

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