Applications now open!
The joint residency program between Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital, which combines the resources, faculty, and clinical experience of two of the nation’s top psychiatric hospitals, will be recruiting for the class of 2018 beginning in September.
- Where do I start? What are the required elements of my application?
- When is the deadline for my application to be considered for the Class of 2017?
- How many applications do you receive? Will I be invited to interview? Which parts of the application are required before I can receive an invitation to interview?
- What is the interview process like? How should I prepare?
- I haven’t heard about an interview, but I think I would be a great fit for your program. Should I contact you directly?
- I’m trying to coordinate my schedule. Which interview dates are still available?
- I have a strong interest in pursuing research during my clinical training. Do I need to do anything special to be considered for the Research Concentration Program?
- Do I need to apply separately for any PGY1 options offered through MGH/McLean Psychiatry?
- I’m an International Medical Graduate. Do you sponsor visas? Anything else I should know before I apply?
- How do I sign up for a visiting clerkships?
ERAS (Electronic Residency Application System), which will guide you through all the steps to apply. You will need to provide:
- a completed application,
- medical school transcript,
- Dean’s letter,
- three letters of reference,
- a personal statement,
- a picture,
- USMLE 1 Board scores, and
- any other ERAS requirements.
How many applications do you receive? Will I be invited to interview? Which parts of the application are required before I can receive an invitation to interview?
In recent years, we have had more than 900 applications for 16 available positions, so unfortunately, we cannot interview even highly qualified candidates. Between late November and February, we interview approximately 80-90 of the candidates whose backgrounds and interests seem like the best overall fit for the program.
As a culture of innovation and forward thinking, we are particularly eager to meet candidates who come both with strong training and a strong vision for the future of psychiatry; i.e., those who would truly be able to hit the ground running in the rich, supportive environment of mentors and other resources that define the MGH/McLean experience.
We comprehensively review each applicant and make invitations only once all required elements of the application are in.
If you’ve already received an invitation to interview, you will be contacted by our program coordinators to arrange the logistics of your visit.
All you need to do to prepare for the interview is relax, remember what you’ve achieved and why you’ve chosen to go into psychiatry, and if you’re especially curious, you can learn more about the MGH/McLean experience — its history, its residents, its faculty — here on our website.
I haven’t heard about an interview, but I think I would be a great fit for your program. Should I contact you directly?Our program coordinators will contact you if you have been selected for an interview. If you have concerns about your application, please contact one of our program coordinators and they will be happy to assist you.
I have a strong interest in pursuing research during my clinical training. Do I need to do anything special to be considered for the Research Concentration Program?Applicants with strong research training who wish to pursue post-doctoral level research during residency (see our RC program page for details) should let us know once receiving an invitation to interview. Formal consideration for the RCP occurs in late Spring after the match.
Do I need to apply separately for any PGY1 options offered through MGH/McLean Psychiatry?No, we’re just one program from the standpoint of ERAS, so you should select “MGH/McLean Adult Psychiatry” to match with any of our PGY1 options. Preference of internship will be requested after the match in the spring.
I’m an International Medical Graduate. Do you sponsor visas? Anything else I should know before I apply?We do sponsor J1 and H1B visas through the Partners International Office. Clinical experience in the United States is preferred, as well as solid passing scores on exams. Contact the ECFMG to apply through ERAS.
HMS Visiting Clerkship Program.
For medical students who qualify for underrepresented minority status (African American, Native American, and Hispanic American), the Minority Faculty Development Program of the Harvard Medical School (HMS) Office for Diversity and Community Partnership (DCP), provides support for clerkships as part the HMS Exchange Clerkship Program. Please visit the HMS DCP website for more information.