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 sense of community and adventure
Our residents share a sense of community and teamwork, starting with their first day of orientation. Here, members of the class of 2022 join Program Co-Director Heather Vestal for an Outward Bound team-building adventure.  

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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 Consult Psychiatry; 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

Cordelia Ross, PGY3

I am finally hitting my stride in our primarily outpatient year...

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Chase Anderson, PGY2

How good it is to be back in the fold of the psychiatry family....

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Latest Residency News:

Welcome to the Newly Matched Class of 2022!

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If a neuroscientist designed a haunted house, would you dare to enter?

McLean Chief Scientific Officer and RCP senior advisor Kerry Ressler is featured along with Kay Tye in NOVA broadcast on the science and fun of fear.

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Good genes are nice, but joy is better

Bob Waldinger, who co-chairs the MGH/McLean Program in Psychotherapy (PIP), is director of the 80 years old Harvard study, which has proved that embracing community helps us live longer, and be happier.

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